SBISD Gifted & Talented Program

CURRENT GT STUDENTS:

BHE Students currently identified as Gifted & Talented (GT) may receive the following services through SBISD:

Primary Gifted Program (PGP) – serving Kindergarten – 2nd grade

In addition to daily GT services in their BHE classrooms, identified GT students in grades K-2 are offered GT services through a pull-out program for 90 to 120 minutes a week (students remain on the BHE campus during this time). Pull-out instruction focuses on the development of independent research skills and on meeting the social-emotional needs of GT students. The BHE Primary Gifted Program is run by Jill Melancon who oversees Special Programs at BHE.

SPIRAL at Bendwood – serving 3rd – 5th graders 

In addition to daily GT services in their BHE classrooms, identified GT students in grades 3-5 are offered GT services through a pull-out program that takes place at the Bendwood campus. Students are bussed from the BHE to Bendwood one day a week for a full day of services with GT students from other campuses. Instruction in the SPIRAL program at Bendwood is interdisciplinary. Units of study are designed to provide the depth and complexity that GT students need, while also addressing their social-emotional needs. For the 2017 – 2018 school year, BHE students participating in SPIRAL will go to Bendwood on Thursdays. Please click here for the current year SPIRAL calendar for specific start and end dates to this program, which starts later and ends earlier than the normal SBISD calendar.

2017 – 2018 SPIRAL Supply List

If you have a BHE Student currently identified as GT and would like further campus-specific information and ways to connect to other GT parents, please contact the BHE GT parent liaison, Abby Khatiblou to be added to the parent email list.

APPLYING FOR THE SBISD GT PROGRAM:

Please visit the SBISD Advanced Academic Studies webpage and scroll down to the  “Forms and Information” section for details about the GT identification process. Specific questions concerning your child can be directed to your child’s teacher and the BHE Counselor, Melissa Farber.

DISTRICT LINKS FOR ADDITIONAL GT INFORMATION: