Gifted and Talented Program

Hallettsville ISD is committed to an educational program that recognizes the special needs and talents of the individual student. HISD provides appropriate educational services for identified gifted and talented students as part of its overall K-12 program.

The gifted program takes a multidisciplinary approach at the elementary level. Students are provided services through differentiation in the classroom.  Gifted and Talented students in K-4th grade, participate in LEAP (Learning Enrichment Accelerated Program).  Students meet once a week with ART/GT teacher, Debbie Higgins.  The focus of LEAP is to provide enrichment and project based learning. 

Gifted and Talented Referrals

"Students who participate in services designed for gifted students will demonstrate skills in self-directed learning, thinking, research, and communication as evidenced by the development of innovative products and performances that are advanced in relation to students of similar age, experience, or environment and reflect individuality and creativity."  

-Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted/Talented Students

Hallettsville Elementary School will accept referrals for gifted and talented services as listed in the HISD GT Handbook.  Referral forms can be obtained online by downloading the attachment below.  Please return completed referral forms to the HES office. 

Assessments, evaluation of student data and selection of services will occur during the campus and district timeline. Parents will be notified by mail of the final determination of services. Students who require services will receive them beginning in the fall of 2018 and services for kindergarten students will begin March 1st of 2018.