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Hays CISD Gifted and Talented Referral Period Opens Nov. 1

Students who participate in services designed for gifted/talented students will demonstrate skills in self-directed learning, thinking, research, and communication. These skills are often evidenced by the development of innovative products and performances that reflect individuality and creativity. Furthermore, these skills are advanced in relation to students of similar age, experience, or environment.

Hays CISD campuses will accept referrals for gifted and talented services from November 1 - 22, 2019. Referrals can be made in two different ways. The first option is to complete an online referral at THIS LINK. The second option is to complete a paper referral. Copies of the paper referral form are available in the front office of each campus and should be returned to the campus counselor.

Assessments will be conducted in the Spring. Evaluation of student data and selection of services occur in May. Parents are notified by mail in May 2020 of the final determination of services. Students who require services will receive them beginning in the Fall of 2020.

On October 23, a parent meeting was held to provide an overview of the characteristics of gifted students, the referral and assessment timeline and procedures, and Hays CISD’s gifted service design. To view the presentation in English, click on THIS LINK. To view the presentation in Spanish, click on THIS LINK.

If your child is already identified as G/T, he/she does not need to be reassessed. If you have any questions contact Tish Cawley at or 512-268-2141 x45035.