Gifted and Talented

 

Lufkin ISD educates all children and personalizes curriculum to meet the needs of our students. Gifted and talented students and those with high abilities, need a program that will challenge and engage the child with accelerated programs to encourage them to be successful in their own way.

A gifted and talented student is 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. The district recognizes that gifted & talented students are found in all grade levels, all races, socioeconomic groups, geographic locales, and environments.

The first step in determining if the Lufkin ISD Gifted & Talented program is appropriate for your child is to call (936) 630-4254 to request an assessment.

Out-of-district students who qualify for Gifted & Talented services will be waived the out-of-district tuition fees.

 

Parent resources
 
Application process

You must submit the following three forms as part of the application process:

  • Parent Questionnaire for Gifted & Talented (Google Form) — ★ EnglishSpanish
    (or print out this PDF — ★ EnglishSpanish — and submit it by mail, in person, or by email to ahillis@lufkinisd.org)
  • Permission for Testing (Google Form) — ★ EnglishSpanish
    (or print out this PDF — ★ EnglishSpanish — and submit it by mail, in person, or by email to ahillis@lufkinisd.org)
  • Teacher Perception Inventory form (PDF) — Print this form and give it to a teacher who has observed your child. The teacher needs to fill out the form and can either return it to the office of Advanced Academics directly or return it to you to forward.

All applications are due by Feb. 26, 2021.

 

Appeals
 

 

Gifted and Talented Staff

OFFICE INFO

☎️ (936) 630-4295
📅 Monday-Friday
🕘 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Alison Hillis

Alison Hillis

Director of Advanced Academics

📧 ahillis@lufkinisd.org

📞 (936) 630-4254

📠 (936) 632-8036