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GT Awareness Meeting Video

United ISD GT Referral

The United ISD Gifted and Talented Program is currently accepting referrals from those interested in referring potentially gifted children for assessment. Please contact your child’s campus counselor so that s/he may include his/her name on the campus referral list and complete the required referral form (providing permission and observations) at the following link by Friday, October 8, 2021.

Refer Child for GT Assesment

El Programa de Alumnos Dotados y Talentosos del distrito UISD se encuentra en el proceso de tomar recomendaciones para la evaluación de estudiantes potencialmente dotados.

Si usted está interesado en referir a su estudiante comuníquese con la consejera(o) de la escuela de su hijo(a) y llene el formulario proporcionado en el enlace siguiente donde nos proveerá su permiso para la evaluación del niño(a) al igual que sus observaciones. La fecha límite será el viernes, 8 de octubre del 2021.

Recomendaciones para la evaluación de estudiantes potencialmente dotados


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The John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest for High School Students is officially open! We’re now accepting submissions from high school students for the 2022 contest—and your students can win up to $10,000 for participating!

Sixty-five years ago, John F. Kennedy described the stories of eight U.S. senators who demonstrated great courage under enormous pressure in his Pulitzer Prize-winning book Profiles in Courage. Although the problems facing our leaders today are different, President Kennedy’s message transcends. The Profile in Courage Essay Contest is a great way for students to strengthen their research and writing skills while recognizing courageous leaders who have inspired them.

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John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest

Contest Topic

Describe and analyze an act of political courage by a US elected official who served during or after 1917.

To learn more about political courage, visit Contest Information and FAQs.

All submissions must adhere to contest requirements.

Contest Deadline

The Profile in Courage Essay Contest opens for submissions on September 1, 2021. The contest deadline is January 14, 2022.

Recognition and Awards

  • First-place: $10,000
  • Second-place: $3,000
  • Five Finalists: $1,000 each
  • Eight Semi-finalists: $100 each

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2020-21 GT Student Project Videos


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UISD Kinder GT Projects


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The goal of the United Independent School District Gifted/Talented (GT) Program is to enable GT students to progress beyond the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) of the regular school curriculum by providing in-depth learning experiences that explore complex subjects and issues.

Gifted/Talented Program Overview

As a result of participation in the GT Program, students are expected to:

  • Grow in understanding of universal themes, issues, or problems through subject related activities planned to develop these understandings.
  • Develop thinking skills (critical, creative, problem-solving, and logical) that will enable them to take their rightful place in solving social, ecological, and technical problems of the future.
  • Develop independence in acquisition of knowledge and in learning to apply information in new situations and use it to develop new products.
  • Develop an understanding of their giftedness and an appreciation for others through studies of individual differences and through interaction with both intellectual and social peers.

Kinder – Pre-screening begins in September with services being rendered in March to identified students

Elementary – K-5th grade GT students may receive services at their home campus through classroom instruction and  GT project-based opportunities with trained GT teachers.



Gifted/Talented Navigation

GT Student Resources for Optional Home Studies and Literature

GT Documents

Gifted & Talented Links