EBISD Gifted and Talented Program

East Bernard Independent School District provides educational opportunities to meet the needs of all students. East Bernard ISD gifted/talented program educates students through the development of a differentiated curriculum which emphasizes higher-level critical thinking skills, problem-solving techniques, and independent learning. East Bernard ISD believes that academically talented students are very important resources in 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.
Gifted and Talented Coordinator:                                                    
Rebecca Cavness
(979) 335-7519 ext. 114
Gifted and Talented Teachers:
Elementary - Michael Ryza
Elementary - Bonnie Kocurek
Junior High - Ryan Cavness and Linsey Peschke
High School - Melissa Janecek
Parent Information:
 Click the link below for information regarding:
  • Referral Process
  • Assessing Student Needs
  • Identification Profile  
  • Selection of Gifted and Talented Students 
If you would like to have your kinder student assessed for the EBISD Gifted and Talented Program, click the referral link below.