GT, TAG, & PAT Programs
Gifted and Talented
Gifted and Talented
In grades 6 through 8, identified gifted and talented students are serviced through Advanced classes, which provide differentiated instruction in core content areas. In Language Arts, students work to advance learning to be prepared for high school freshman English I in 8th grade to earn high school credit. In math, students accelerate learning to prepare them for 8th-grade Algebra to earn credit for high school. In science, students work to advance learning to prepare students in 8th grade to earn high school credit for Biology.
Differentiation in the area of Reading/Language Arts occurs and is dictated by the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills at each grade level, including the infusion of instructional strategies geared toward college and career readiness. Social Studies classes challenge students with accelerated pacing and a study of complex content. Students participate in the Texas Performance Standards Project annually.
In 6th-grade, the GT students will take 6th-grade Math & 6th-grade Reading and 6th grade Writing STAAR Tests.
In 7th-grade, the GT students will take 7th-grade Math, 7th-grade Reading STAAR Tests.
In 8th-grade, the GT students will take the EOC Algebra I, EOC Biology, EOC English I, and 8th grade U S History STAAR Test.
Talented And Gifted
In Grade 3, 4 and 5, identified gifted and talented students attend the Angleton ISD T.A.G. Academy located at Frontier Elementary, Rancho Isabella Elementary, and Westside Elementary. Gifted and talented teachers provide challenging differentiated instruction designed to meet the needs of their students. Students receive accelerated curriculum instruction.
In addition, T.A.G. students are provided opportunities to extend their classroom learning through independent research and field trips that reinforce concepts taught in the classroom and provide relevance necessary for real-life application.
Promising Aptitudes and Tendencies
Kindergarten students are identified for the P.A.T. program in the fall semester. These students are taught by a GT trained teacher at their elementary campus.
Students identified in Grades 1 and 2 for P.A.T. participate in a pull-out program one day a week. Those students travel to Frontier Elementary or Westside Elementary to receive services for gifted and talented education by a gifted and talented teacher. They also receive differentiated instruction by GT trained teachers at their home campus during the school day.