Gifted & Talented Education
All Shepherd ISD students are afforded the opportunity to be assessed and identified for the Gifted and Talented (GT) program. Students identified as gifted are served through programs and courses designed to meet their unique social, emotional, and intellectual needs.
Gifted and Talented refers to a general reference to this spectrum of abilities without being specific or dependent on a single measure or index. Generally, it is recognized that approximately five percent of the student population, in the United States are considered gifted. (National Association of Gifted Children)
A gifted person is someone who shows, or has the potential for showing, an exceptional level of performance in one or more areas of expression. Some of these abilities are very general and can affect a broad spectrum of the person's life, such as leadership skills or the ability to think creatively. Others are specialized talents and evident in particular circumstances such as a special aptitude in mathematics, science, music, or art.
Dr. Elizabeth Torres
Coordinator of Special Programs
Gifted and Talented Organizations
- Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented
- Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted
- National Association for Gifted Children
- Hoagies Gifted Education
- National Society for the Gifted and Talented