Gifted and Talented / Advanced Academics

Quinlan ISD recognizes the gifted and talented as those students whose abilities, talents, and potential for accomplishment are so outstanding that they require a variety of special provisions to meet their educational needs.  These students require educational experiences beyond those normally provided by the regular school program.  These are students excel consistently or who show the potential to excel in general intellectual ability, and specific subject matter aptitude.  QISD recognizes that students identified as gifted and talented can come from all races, socioeconomic groups, geographical locales, and environments.
Kindergarten students are served through a weekly thematic program. Students in grades 1-5 are provided with an array of appropriately challenging learning experiences for gifted/talented students that emphasize content from the four core academic areas. Students in grades 6-12 have the opportunity to participate in Advanced/Honor or AP courses. Throughout all grade levels, a continuum of learning experiences is provided that leads to the development of advanced-level products and/or performances. 
A student may be nominated for the gifted and talented program in QISD by a parent, teacher, counselor, administrator, community member, another student, or the student himself/herself during the nomination periods for each campus. Notices will be sent prior to the nomination windows opening.


Texas State Plan

The State Plan provides requirements for and guidance to districts as they meet the unique needs of the gifted/talented population in Texas.