Gifted and Talented Program - Middle School
Curriculum Programs -- Gifted and Talented Education in Texas
Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted and Talented Students in English
Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted and Talented Students in Spanish
Texas PSP - Teacher Toolkit
Texas PSP -- Teacher Toolkit II
Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented
National Association for Gifted Children
Welcome to Highland Park Middle School's GT Web page!
you can dream it, you can do it. Always remember that this whole thing
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My name is Lisa Staton and I am the GT coordinator for HP Middle School. We here at Highland Park strive to see your children be all they can be, through enriching programs geared to create higher level thinking skills and a love for learning. Below are some characteristics of the gifted child. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about our program.
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or 806-322-3810.
A Gifted child's behavior differs from that of their age-mates in
Many gifted children learn to read early, with better comprehension of
the nuances of language. As much as half the gifted and talented
has learned to read before entering school.
Gifted children often read widely, quickly, and intensely and have large
Gifted children commonly learn basic skills better, more quickly, and
They are better able to construct and handle abstractions.
They often pick up and interpret nonverbal cues and can draw inferences
that other children need to have spelled out for them.
They take less for granted, seeking the "hows" and "whys."
They can work independently at an earlier age and can concentrate for
Their interests are both wildly eclectic and intensely focused.
They often have seemingly boundless energy, which sometimes leads to a
misdiagnosis of hyperactivity.
They usually respond and relate well to parents, teachers, and other
They may prefer the company of older children and adults to that of
They like to learn new things, are willing to examine the unusual, and
are highly inquisitive.
They tackle tasks and problems in a well-organized, goal-directed, and
They exhibit an intrinsic motivation to learn, find out, or explore and
are often very persistent. "I'd rather do it myself" is a common