September 7, 2017 – Parents of kindergarten students in Katy ISD may refer their children for Challenge (Gifted & Talented) screening between September 18 and October 2. Parents will receive information in their child’s take-home packet explaining how to refer them beginning the week of September 11.
The referral forms and parent checklist are due on October 3. The State of Texas defines a gifted and talented student as a child or youth who performs or shows the potential for performing at a remarkably high level of accomplishment when compared to others of the same age, experience, or environment.
Kindergarten service will begin by March 1, 2018. The kindergarten program emphasizes the development of critical and creative thinking skills. Students attend for 60 minutes each week in the Challenge classroom. Students identified in the kindergarten level move into the elementary pullout program in first grade. If you have questions, please contact the counselor at the home campus or the campus Challenge teacher.
Parents of students who are referred and screened will receive placement notification during the last week of February. Informational presentations and FAQ documents (English and Spanish) will be available on the Katy ISD GT and Advanced Academics web page.