Frequently Asked Questions
1. My child will be entering kindergarten next school year. Can I have them evaluated for GT services before starting school?
A: Unfortunately, we are unable to evaluate students for GT services who are not currently enrolled in Forney ISD. However, we will do Academy (either Dual Language or Fine Arts) qualification testing in the late spring/early summer for future kindergarten students. Information about these programs and how to sign-up for testing will be shared at Kindergarten Round-up in March. Please note, academy qualification testing will not qualify a student for GT services.
2. What is the difference between advanced academics and GT?
A. Students who qualify for advanced academics show a need for academic enrichment within the general education classroom (K-4th grade) or within an advanced section of a core class (5th grade and up). A GT student has shown this same academic need, but also displays a need for additional services in the form of social-emotional development &/or opportunities to show mastery using more creative and non-traditional assessments. The GT designation will transfer to other school districts if you leave Forney ISD, but the advanced academics label may not.
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