KATY (Covering Katy News) – Katy Independent School District is encouraging all parents who have a child who is gifted and talented (GT) and headed to junior high school to sign up for a secondary GT screening.
Students currently in fifth grade who are not identified as part of the elementary Challenge Program have the opportunity to be screened for GT program services. If parents would like to refer their child for secondary GT screening they must complete a Secondary Parent Checklist and return it to their child’s elementary campus by September 20, 2018.
Secondary gifted program options are available in English, reading, mathematics, science and social studies. Students may be screened in any or all of these content areas. Screening will take place at the student’s current campus in October and November. Parents will be notified of the placement decision by U.S. mail in January 2019. Students who qualify for the GT program will begin the program in the fall of their sixth-grade year.
Contact the Challenge teacher at your child’s school if you have additional questions.