East Side Elementary

JISD PASSPORT Gifted and Talented Services

The JISD Passport Program is intended to meet the special needs of students in kindergarten through twelfth grade who exhibit an exceptionally high general intellectual ability or who excel in any or all of the following academic areas:

Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies

Gifted and talented students are children or youth who perform at, or show the potential for performing at a remarkably high level of academic accomplishment when compared to others of the same age, experience, or environment.

In addition to added depth and complexity to the core curriculum, the Passport Program provides opportunities beyond basic coursework to broaden knowledge, skills, and experiences. It provides opportunities for the students to explore their unique potential.

Gifted and Talented Screening and Identification
     The referral window has closed for Gifted and Talented referrals.  We have begun testing Kindergarten referrals.  Below is a tentative timeline for testing and identification.
Screening- January 9th- February 13th
Identification Letters Mailed - Week of February 27th
First through Eleventh Grades
Screening- February 27th-May 5th
Identification Letters Mailed- Week of May 22nd
Useful Links for Parents of Gifted and Talented Students
Texas Association of Gifted and Talented
National Association of Gifted and Talented
Texas State Plan for Gifted and Talented Education

Welcome to the JISD PASSPORT program!  If you ever have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me.
Angie Stinson
JISD G.T. Coordinator
903-586-5146 ext. 9211
Attention Transfer Students;
  Please make sure at enrollment you let the staff know or myself know,  your student has been receiving GT services in their former district.  We must do a records request before students can begin services in JISD. 
(any parent may request their transfer student to be screened for GT services within the first 6 weeks in district)
Jan./Feb. G.T. Service Weeks
Students will have GT the weeks of;
-January 23rd
-January 30th
-February 6th
-February 13th
-February 27th