Gifted and Talented


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 are also placed in trained teacher's classroom for the core academic areas where a differentiated curriculum is provided. High school junior and senior students may also participate in an Independent Study Mentorship program. Full program description under revision.  Check back for updated information. 


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. 1, 2017 
All other grades: Feb. 2, 2018

Forma de Nominación para el padre/tutor

Screening Procedures

Selection procedures under revision.  Check back for updated information. 

Transfer, Identification Appeals, Exiting Procedures

Parent Resources

Gifted and Talented Program
Foundation Graduation Plan: Feb. 2015

Frequently Asked Questions

Gifted/Talented Websites

Kindergarten GT Parent Meeting 2.26.2018

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

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

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