The East Central G/T program is academic in nature and serves the four core areas of Language Arts, Social Studies, Mathematics, and Science.
Instruction at the elementary level is achieved through a pull-out program, and identified G/T students are provided service in all four core areas. Scheduling will be individualized per each campus to best meet the needs of the G/T students. Students served in this program will not be penalized for missing regular classroom time. The elementary G/T teachers/facilitators will coordinate with classroom teachers to address issues of assignments and grades.
Students at the intermediate level are scheduled into G/T designated Language Arts, Social Studies, Mathematics and Science classes. Identified gifted/talented students receive targeted instruction based upon their identified area of giftedness. Service is provided in the areas of Language Arts/Social Studies and Mathematics/Science. Students may be identified as gifted in both areas. A student will be considered to be receiving service if he/she is enrolled in at least one G/T designated class in their areas of identified giftedness.
Middle School (6-8)
Students at the middle school level are scheduled into Pre-AP Language Arts, Social Studies, Mathematics and/or Science classes. Pre-AP courses are on-grade-level academically advanced courses designed to challenge gifted and/or motivated students to understand rigorous content. The coursework requires students to engage in independent and analytical assignments and to complete a substantial amount of work outside of class. The curricula for the Pre-AP courses are built on the core academic curriculum following the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) expectations for each course. Pre-AP middle school courses are designed to prepare students for Pre-AP and Advanced Placement (AP) courses. Students may be identified as gifted in both areas. A student will be considered to be receiving service if he/she is enrolled in at least one G/T designated class in their areas of identified giftedness.
A second option for G/T students at the middle school level is Humanities. This is a combined Language Arts/Social Studies block focusing on interdisciplinary instruction, critical thinking, and advanced academics.
High School (9-12)
Students at the high school level have several options for their G/T service: Colloquium, Pre-AP, AP and Dual Credit college classes.
1. Colloquium is a Language Arts, Social Studies and Humanities based interdisciplinary program. Gifted students are also serviced through a variety of Pre-AP, AP and Dual Credit college classes.
2. AP courses are college level courses taught in a high school setting. At the end of each AP course an AP exam is given. Qualifying scores on the AP exams can enable students to receive college credit and/or advanced standings at a university or college. (Check and verify with the college or university the student plans to attend.)
3. Dual Credit is a college level course taught in a high school setting or can be taken at the college or university while still in high school.
* Students may be identified as gifted in both areas. A student will be considered to be receiving service if he/she is enrolled in at least one G/T designated class in their areas of identified giftedness.