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Gifted and Talented Program

State Goal for Services for Gifted Students

"Students who participate in services designed for gifted students will demonstrate skills in self-directed learning, thinking, research, and communication as evidenced by the development of innovative products and performances that are advanced in relation to students of similar age, experience, or environment and reflect individuality and creativity. High school graduates who have participated in services for gifted students will have produced products and performances of professional quality as part of their program services." -Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted/Talented Students


The purpose of the Gifted and Talented Program at Clarendon CISD is to provide an educational climate in which gifted and talented students will develop mentally, socially, physically, and emotionally to the best of their abilities and to provide opportunities for maximum growth and development.

This school district will provide educational experiences beyond the regular curriculum to meet the individual needs of students who consistently excel, or show the potential to excel, in one or more of the following areas:

• General Intellectual Ability

• Creative and Productive Thinking Ability

• Specific Subject Matter

Definition of Gifted/Talented Students

Clarendon CISD concurs with the state definition of gifted and talented students:

“Gifted and talented students means a child or youth who performs at or shows the potential for performing at a remarkably high level of accomplishment when compared to others of the same age, experience, or environment and who exhibits high performance capability in an intellectual, creative, or artistic area; possesses an unusual capacity for leadership; or excels in a specific academic field.” - Education Code 29.121

Contact Information

Elementary - 806-874-3855
Junior High - 806-874-3232
High School - 806-874-2181
Counselor - 806-874-4355

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