Gifted & Talented

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Definition of a Gifted & Talented Student
A gifted/talented student is a child or youth who performs at or shows the potential for performing at a remarkably high level of accomplishment when compared to others of the same age, experience, or environment and who exhibits high performance capability in an intellectual, creative, or artistic area; possesses an unusual capacity for leadership; or excels in a specific academic field. (Texas Education Code §29.121)

TEA Gifted & Talented Documentation

Gifted and Talented programs are required in all public school districts. Detailed program requirement information is available in the Texas State Plan for the Gifted document (which is available for download at the bottom of this page). If you have questions about the information in the State Plan document, the Texas Education Agency's Advanced Academics Unit has published a Frequently Asked Questions document.

The State Plan for the Education of Gifted and Talented Students can be downloaded below.