Definition of Gifted and Talented


      A “gifted and talented student” means a child or youth who performs at or shows the potential for performing at a remarkably high level of accomplishment when compared to others of the same age, experience, or environment and who:

    • exhibits high performance capability in an intellectual, creative, or artistic area;
    • possesses an unusual capacity for leadership; or
    • excels in a specific academic field.

    Texas Education Code, Chapter 29, Subchapter D, Section 29.121


    LVISD’s definition of giftedness is based on the state definition. Gifted students are those who excel or have the potential to excel in one or more of the areas of creativity, general intellectual ability, or leadership.  These students may need services or enriched activities not ordinarily provided in the regular school program.  The district recognizes that students identified as gifted may come from diverse populations.


    The mission of La Vernia ISD Gifted & Talented Services is to provide an array of educational experiences to foster critical and creative thinking, collaboration, and problem solving while meeting the social, emotional and academic needs of gifted students by matching a student’s abilities, interests and motivations with enriched educational opportunities.  The G/T program in La Vernia ISD provides services in general intellectual ability.  Efforts are made to encourage the development of specific-academic ability, creativity, and leadership gifts while enriching academic achievement. The G/T program will vary the content taught, the instructional strategies used to teach it, the environment in which it is taught, and the student’s role in learning.


    Please see below for a link to the State Plan.