Gifted and Talented

A gifted/talented student is a child or youth who performs at or shows the potential for performing at a remarkably high level of accomplishment when compared to others of the same age, experience, or environment and who

  • exhibits high performance capability in an intellectual, creative, or artistic area;
  • possesses an unusual capacity for leadership; or
  • excels in a specific academic field. (Texas Education Code §29.121)

PTAA recognizes the needs of the GT Learner both through placement and curriculum. Project based and hands on learning allow the GT student to achieve a deeper and broader understanding of concepts. A rigorous adherence to scientific thinking and logic based frameworks encourage the gifted student to develop at an accelerated rate.