1st Grade - 11th Grade Referral Window
Referrals for the Anna ISD Gifted and Talented Program may be made by parents, teachers, counselors, community members, or peers. Students may be referred for screening each year during designated grade level referral windows. Before requesting a referral, parents are encouraged to review their child’s prior district testing data and reach out to their child’s classroom teacher(s) regarding their child’s academic strengths. Students who meet the district gifted education program criteria are recommended by each campus for participation in the Gifted & Talented program at their campus and final placement decisions are made by the District Gifted & Talented Committee. Program notification letters are mailed to parents by the Gifted & Talented Department.
All kindergarten students are considered for gifted education services; therefore, parents do not need to apply for program participation. The Kindergarten screening process begins in November and is completed by spring break. Kindergarten students that qualify for gifted education begin services during the last 9 week grading period of the school year.
1st through 5th Grade
The referral window for students in grades 1-5 begins in January and ends the first Friday in February. The screening process beings in February and is completed by the end of March. 1st - 5th grade students that qualify for gifted education begin receiving services the following school year.
6th through 11th Grade
The referral window for students in grades 6-11 begins the week before Thanksgiving break and ends the last day of the first semester. The screening process beings in January and is completed by the end of March. 6th-12th grade grade students that qualify for gifted education begin receiving services the following school year.