Gifted and Talented Screening Timeline

Please contact the counselor at your child's school or the office of the Advanced Academics Specialist with any questions regarding the referral process for your child.

A child may be nominated for GT screening by a parent, teacher, administrator, counselor, or community member.

Early August

  • 1st – 12th grade students NEWLY ENROLLED in a SAISD school. Please contact the office of the Advanced Academics Specialist prior to August 1 to make arrangements.

Fall Screening (early November)

  • For 1st – 12th grade students enrolled in SAISD schools who have not been screened in the past 12 months
  • Contact the counselor at your child's school for nomination form and parent survey
  • Deadline to nominate a student for fall screening is the 2nd Friday in October. Nominations received after the 2nd Friday in October will not be screened until the Spring
  • Results are mailed to parents no later than 6 weeks after screening

Spring Screening (late April)

  • For 1st – 12th grade students enrolled in SAISD schools who have not been screened in the past 12 months
  • Contact the counselor at your child's school for nomination form and parent survey
  • Deadline to nominate a student for spring screening is the 1st Friday in April. Nominations received after the 1st Friday in April will not be screened until the following Fall
  • Results are mailed to parents no later than 6 weeks after screening

Kinder Screening (December)

  • For students enrolled in SAISD kindergarten classes
  • Contact the counselor at your child's school for nomination form and parent survey.
  • Nomination form and parent survey must be returned to your child's school counselor no later than the 2nd Friday in November. No late forms will be accepted
  • Results are mailed to parents prior to March 1