GATE Resources

 Introduction

Working together, Austin ISD district and campus staff as well as parents and families can support student participation in advanced academic programs. The information on this site encourages the recruitment and retention of students in advanced academic programs and may be used by Austin ISD district and campus staff, parents and families, and the at-large community to encourage participation in Gifted and Talented (GT), Talent Explore (TE), Pre-AP and Advanced Placement, and other advanced-level courses.

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Gifted and Talented Resources

These resources are designed for parents/guardians and school staff.

Gifted and Talented Webinars

Austin ISD has purchased a site license for the following SENG webinars. Use access code CP2017 to view webinars. 

 Advanced Placement Resources

These resources are designed for students but can also be used by parents/guardians and school staff.

Austin ISD Elementary GT Services

Elementary GT services include instruction by a teacher with the appropriate GT Foundations training within a cluster grouping model (small group of identified GT students within the general education classroom) which allows for opportunities for curricular tasks that include greater depth, complexity, and pacing while working independently, with other GT students, and with students not identified. Parents/guardians of identified GT students at the elementary level should expect either a GT Student Services Summary (K-2) or GT Student Services Summary (3-5) each semester, which is completed by the teacher. Alternatively, they may receive another form of documentation of the academic options provided. Academic options provided vary based on campus and teacher decisions.

Austin ISD Secondary GT Services

Secondary GT services include instruction by a teacher with the appropriate GT Foundations training and any required specialized training in the following options:

  • Pre-AP,
  • Advanced Placement, 
  • Magnet (requires admission to magnet),  
  • International Baccaulearate (requires admission to IB), 
  • Dual Credit (requires passing TSI score), or 
  • Advanced-level CTE courses. 

Acceleration provides GT students with a choice of concentrating on their strengths or interests through the selection of at least one course in the GT interdisciplinary strands of STEM and/or Humanities for which they are identified each school year. Academic options provided vary based on campus decisions.

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