YISD Gifted and Talented
Ysleta Independent School District's Gifted and Talented program is committed to providing exemplary educational opportunities that recognize the unique, social, emotional and intellectual needs of gifted and talented students.
If we desire to educate each child to reach his/her potential, we must provide a program which will challenge our most capable students. The Ysleta Independent School District is committed to serving the unique needs of intellectually gifted students from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds through an array of qualitatively different learning opportunities. Identified gifted and talented students receive differentiated instruction in English, mathematics, science, and social studies at all elementary, middle and high school campuses. These differentiated and challenging learning experiences that foster higher level thinking skills, concepts and generalization in depth and complexity, creative problem solving, reasoning abilities, and the acceleration of flexible pacing of content. Identified students will demonstrate the ability to interpret and evaluate information; use the process of inquiry to solve problems and abstract concepts. Students function in a total learning environment, make choices based on data collection and interpretation, self-knowledge of needs and interests, assume responsibility for choices and decisions, and work effectively with others to solve problems.