- Students already identified as G/T do not need to be referred.
- Students may complete their own G/T referral form, or they may be referred for gifted screening by any person who knows the student
- Referrals for identification are accepted according to the published timeline until the end of September
- Referrals must be completed through Skyward Family Access
- Paper referrals will not be accepted
- Once Advanced Academics receives the referral form, students and parents will be contacted with specific information about the testing schedule
- Testing usually takes place at the beginning of November
- Students and parents will receive the decision by the end of the first semester
- If a student qualifies, they will be coded immediately
- If a student does not qualify, they may be be referred at the beginning of the next school year
The Gifted/Talented program options for high school students are any one (or combination) of the following opportunities: Pre-AP courses, AP courses, Academic Decathlon, Future Problem Solvers, and UIL Academic competitions. Please note: your student may participate in any of these opportunities without being identified as “Gifted/Talented” due to Pearland ISD’s open-enrollment policy. Pearland ISD is committed to challenging all students.
If a student does not qualify for the Pearland ISD G/T Program, parents/guardians have due process rights to request an appeal. The request for appeal must follow the guidelines linked below.
In order to be reviewed, this form must be completed and submitted to the Advanced Academics Department within 10 business days of the postmark date on the denial of placement letter and must contain new information not provided during the initial round of assessment.
In order to be reviewed, this form must be completed and submitted to the Advanced Academics Department within 10 business days of the postmark date of notification of the Level One response. Appeals will be heard in accordance with EHBB (LOCAL) and the Pearland ISD G/T Appeal Process.