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Gifted and Talented Program


Boerne ISD recognizes the right of all children to a challenging instructional program, which provides opportunities for the full development of their capabilities, talents and gifts.  In Boerne ISD, all schools follow BISD Board Policy to identify students as gifted in the areas of Language Arts/Social Studies and/or Math/Science.   Full Mission Statement

Program Description

Elementary G/T students are cluster-grouped into a trained teacher’s classroom where a differentiated curriculum is provided and attend a pull-out program in the Challenge Lab for 90-120 minutes a week.  Secondary G/T students are served through Advanced Placement (AP) and Pre-AP courses in the core areas.  Middle School students have the option of attending a problem-solving class once a week during Activity Period.  High school junior and senior students may also participate in an Independent Study Mentorship program. Full Program Description


Students are nominated for screening for the G/T Program each spring. Identification criteria include test scores, student product ratings, and teacher ratings.   Students who meet the district standard on 3 of the 5 criteria area identified as gifted.  Students who meet the district standard on 2 criteria and have a 3rd close score are selected for the Talent Pool, which is a one-year placement.

Nomination Procedures

Parent/Guardian Nomination Form   

Kindergarten deadline: Dec. 2nd, 2016  
All other grades: Feb. 3rd, 2017

Forma de Nominación para el padre/tutor

Screening Procedures

Selection Procedures

Transfer, Identification Appeals, Exiting Procedures

Parent Resources

Foundation Graduation Plan: Feb. 2015

Frequently Asked Questions

Gifted/Talented Websites

Fall District G/T Newsletter

Spring District G/T Newsletter

Texas State Plan

Plan Estatal de Texas Para la Educación de Estudiantes Dotados/Talentosos

Gifted Challenges Blog


Student Extracurricular and Summer Programs

DestiNation Imagination

Boerne Young Maker’s Club

Cibolo Nature Center

Camp Invention


Parent/Student Meeting: Navigating Your Secondary Education:  Advice from Students

G/T Student Panel – Part I  

G/T Student Panel – Part II 

College Student Advice – Morgan Voss, CHS (MIT) 

College Student Advice – Emily Albrecht, BHS (Darmouth)  

Robotics video 



District Calendar

  • Monday, May 29, 2017
    • Memorial Day Holiday - Schools and Offices Closed
    Tuesday, May 30, 2017
    Wednesday, May 31, 2017
    • Boerne Academy Commencement Ceremony 5:30 PM
  • Thursday, June 1, 2017
    • Last Day of Classes
    • Boerne High School Commencement Ceremony 8:00 PM
    Friday, June 2, 2017
    • Champion High School Commencement Ceremony 8:00 PM
    Monday, June 19, 2017

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