The mission of Bastrop Independent School District's Gifted and Talented Educational Program is to provide an environment where gifted students can collaboratively and individually develop their critical and creative thinking skills to their maximum potential and begin to use those skills to make valuable contributions to society and to interact effectively within society.
BISD GOALS FOR GIFTED & TALENTED EDUCATION
Bastrop ISD’s Gifted & Talented Program recognizes goals that are specific, yet flexible for the needs of students and campuses, and are an essential part of an effective program designed to meet the needs of gifted and talented learners.
The district commits to:
1. Identify as Gifted and Talented five to seven (5-7) percent of its student population in similar ethnic and economic distribution patterns as the general student population in the areas of:
- General intellectual ability
- Creative thinking
- Specific content-related academic aptitude;
2. Provide differentiated instruction to all GT learners K-6, including differing pace (acceleration) and level (depth and complexity), beyond regular curriculum requirements and offerings;
3. Provide services to meet the social and emotional needs of GT students;
4. Identify professional learning needs and plan professional development for teachers, counselors, and administrators of GT students accordingly;
5. Ensure all special populations are considered for the program and offered differentiated curriculum when appropriate;
6. Provide and publicize opportunities outside regular school calendar in which gifted and talented students may participate;
7. Inform and seek the involvement of parents and community members in the program for gifted students;
8. Evaluate program effectiveness on a regular basis with input from the community