The Gifted and Talented Program in Ennis is committed to meeting the needs of students who demonstrate above average potential or achievement.†

We believe that all children are unique.† All children have talent and all children have different learning styles.† We do know that gifted children learn at a different pace and may need different experiences in order to stimulate and maximize their achievement.

Nominations for the Gifted and Talented Program in the Ennis Independent School District for the 2012-2013 school year will be accepted beginning in January.†

Any student is eligible to be nominated by a teacher, parent, or community member.† This process includes multiple and specific criteria as required by the Texas Education Agency.†

All nominated students are screened, the scores are tallied on a matrix, and the top percentages required by the state (5 percent) are identified.

Nomination forms areavailable at all EISD campuses.†

Forms can be obtained in the counselorís offices at all schools. The nomination forms should be returned to the school office or to Brian Fry, Ennis Independent School District, P.O. Box 1420, Ennis, Texas 75120.

Kindergarten nominations are due by Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012.

All other grades are due by Friday, Jan. 27, 2012.

Parents of kindergarten students who qualify for the program will be notified by mail in the spring.† Parents of those students qualifying for the program in grades one through 11 will be notified by mail during the month of June (after state testing scores are received by the district).†

If your child is currently in the GATE program, they do not need to be re-nominated.

If you should have any questions or would like more information on the GATE program, please feel free to contact your childís teacher, the building principal or counselor, or Brian Fry, Curriculum Director at the Ennis Independent School District Administration Office (972-872-7027).