Elementary (K-4) GT Service Plan
Referral Period: Teachers, parents, and others who know the child well can refer the child for GT testing at any time by completing this form. All referrals will be tracked in a district-wide spreadsheet. Students will also be screened using their MAP scores (for grades 2-8) from any testing session according to FISD GT qualification policies. The referral period for 2nd and up will close on the last Friday in September of every school year. The Kindergarten and 1st grade referral period will end at the conclusion of the fall semester.
Testing Period: For 2022-23, the testing period for 2nd-8th grades will be October 3-December 23. Kindergartners and 1st graders will be assessed starting January 9 and ending on March 2.
Qualification for Services: Students that earn qualifying scores on multiple measures will qualify for GT services and will begin receiving those services in the spring semester (2nd+) or after spring break (K & 1st). Students do not need to requalify each year.
K-4 Service Plan
- Kinder-4th grade GT students have the option to participate in the Advanced Academics Fine Arts Academy (AAFAA) at Blackburn Elementary. This program provides fine arts integration to qualifying students in kindergarten through 4th grade. For more information about the AAFAA, click here.
- GT students can also choose to participate in the Dual Language Academy at Criswell Elementary. For more information about the Dual Language Program, click here.
- All other GT students will receive most of their services through a weekly GT pull-out time at their home campus. During this time, students will
- participate in activities that incorporate Depth & Complexity
- learn and engage in the research and presentation process (completed projects will be shared at the annual GT Showcase night in the spring)
- receive interventions in social and emotional development
- Click here to see the enrichment activities that GT students will be doing in-person. The link goes to a Canvas course that is only accessible via a Forney email address (ie. students, teachers, staff).
- Some campuses will also make use of a clustering model in their core academic classes.
- Both models provide students with the opportunity to work with gifted peers, general education students, and independently throughout the school year.
- All GT students will have the opportunity to participate in STEAM Camps during the summer for further skill, interest, and/or talent development.
- All GT students will have the opportunity to participate in Credit by Examination (CBE) at parent request. Email your campus counselor for more information.
For more detailed information, please refer to the Forney ISD GT Handbook.