Elementary GT Identification Timeline

Kindergarten & 5th Grade

Referral Window: November 7th- December 6th
Testing Window: January 9th- January 24th
Decision Communicated by: March 1st   

1st-4th Grade

Referral Window: January 23rd- February 7th
Testing Window: February 10th- March 6th 
Decision Communicated by: April 1st 

Out of District

              If your child is not currently enrolled in one of our district schools, please contact Sara Hartsfield for additional information about gifted services in GCISD.  






Texas Definition of Gifted and Talented

Texas Education Code, Chapter 28, Subchapter D. Educational Programs for Gifted and Talented Students.

. . . “gifted and talented students” 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:

  • exhibits high performance capability in an intellectual, creative, or artistic area;

  • possesses an unusual capacity for leadership; or

  • excels in a specific academic field

GCISD identifies and serves intellectually gifted students through GT LEAD and ASPIRE Academy for the Highly Gifted.
Opportunities abound throughout GCISD for the development and enhancement of creative, artistic, leadership, and specific academic giftedness.

GCISD Definition of Gifted and Talented

Gifted and Talented students in the Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District are defined as those who excel in ability to think, reason, judge, invent, or create to the degree that they need special facilities and/or educational services in order that they may have the opportunity to achieve their potential while making increased meaningful contributions to society. 

Program Services Goals