Our philosophy is to provide educational opportunities to meet the needs of all children. Gifted and talented students have needs that require special programs. EBISD believes that academically talented students are very important resources to our society and deserve an opportunity to discover, develop, and fulfill their potential.
State of Texas Definition of Gifted and Talented Children
The state of Texas has provided the following definition to assist educators, counselors, and parents in the identification of gifted and talented students:
"Gifted and talented student' means 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:
(1) exhibits high performance capability in an intellectual, creative, or artistic area;
(2) possesses an unusual capacity for leadership;
(3) or excels in a specific academic field"
Educational Code 29.121
The East Bernard Independent School District Gifted and Talented Program will identify and nurture the abilities of students who are gifted and talented in the areas of general intellectual ability, specific academic ability, and/or achievement.