Applications will be accepted for students currently in grades K-7 during the application window for the School for the Highly Gifted. Kindergarten students must be at least five years old to apply.
Who are the Highly Gifted? Parent Presentation
Students must meet specific criteria for placement in the Grand Prairie School for the Highly Gifted (SHG). Admission to SHG is a three-tiered process that involves assessments:
- Pre-Screening (2 sub-scores of 130 on a comparable cognitive exam)
- Final Screening scores (2 sub-scores of 135 on IQ test)
- Achievement scores of 80 or above in reading and math
IN-DISTRICT APPLICANTS (GPISD students not enrolled in the GT program)
IN-DISTRICT APPLICANTS (Identified GT Students)
IMPORTANT NOTE FOR BOTH IN-DISTRICT AND OUT-OF-DISTRICT APPLICANTS
While outside test scores may be used to meet pre-screening benchmarks, only testing conducted in Grand Prairie ISD by a licensed district diagnostician or psychologist will be accepted for final placement.
Contact Tina Moore, Executive Director of Advanced Academics
Office phone number: 972-237-4034