Joaquin ISD Gifted and Talented Program - October 9, 2014
Submitted by Wanda Scruggs
Joaquin Independent School District is currently accepting nominations for students in Grades 1 through 12 who may be eligible for the Gifted and Talented Program for the school year 2014-2015.
The philosophy of the Joaquin Independent School District reflects an understanding of the uniqueness of individual students. Because the learning characteristics of gifted and talented students dictate learning experiences that differentiate from those provided for them in the regular school program, the district recognizes that special provisions must be made for these students in order to stimulate and maximize their achievement.
JISD Gifted and Talented Program is an enriched program for those students who are identified as gifted and talented and placed in the program according to Joaquin ISD’s identification procedure. Emphasis will be on providing a learning environment and activities which foster the development of higher-order thinking skills, creative thinking skills, problem solving skills and communication skill. Students will be exposed to experiences to develop advanced level products and performances. Each student will be assisted in the development of a healthy self-concept and relationship with peers.
Joaquin ISD recognizes that gifted and talented students are found in all cultures, socioeconomic groups, graphic locales and environments. Joaquin ISD will serve the needs of those students who demonstrate above average achievement through multiple and specific criteria.
A parent, grandparent, peer, self, district personnel, or other community member may nominate a student for possible placement in the Joaquin ISD Gifted and Talented Program. You may pick up a form from the front office at Joaquin Elementary, Joaquin Junior High, or Joaquin High School October 13th through October 31st. All nominations MUST be returned to the school office by October 31st.