Gifted & Talented

La Academia de Estrellas currently identifies and serves qualifying gifted & talented students in grades 3 - 8 in compliance with the Texas state requirements.

Definition of a Gifted and Talented Student

The Texas State Plan and Guidelines for the Education of the Gifted/Talented defines the gifted student as a child or youth who performs 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 the intellectual, creative, or artistic area;

  • Possesses an unusual capacity for leadership; or

  • Excels in a specific academic field.

Gifted & Talented Philosophy

La Academia de Estrellas believes that a strong educational foundation is the key to success for all students. Quality education levels the playing field and enables all students to reach their greatest potential. Each student is a unique learner and we are committed to helping him/her develop to his/her fullest potential. Our gifted program is aimed to meet the needs of students who perform at a remarkably high level of academic accomplishment.

Gifted & Talented Students

Students who qualify to participate in services designed for gifted students will demonstrate skills in self-directed learning, thinking, research, and communication as evidenced by the development of innovative products and performances that reflect individuality and creativity and are advanced in relation to students of similar age, experience, or environment.


La Academia de Estrellas Charter school seeks to identify those students who possess exceptional cognitive abilities and potential for academic accomplishment. Through state-aligned procedures, an ongoing, comprehensive, and systematic review of all students will be made in an attempt to identify those students in need of gifted/talented services. The purpose of identification is to determine which students will benefit from the services provided in the charter’s program for gifted/talented students. La Academia de Estrellas Charter School will implement an annual identification process of assessment and selection of students based on multiple and specific criteria. The procedures used to identify gifted and talented children within La Academia de Estrellas Charter School include three main stages:

(1) teacher/parent nominations and inventories,

(2) assessment, and

(3) selection.

The G/T Coordinator will make both staff members and parents aware of the process through written communication, staff or parent meetings, and individual conferences.

For more information about this program, please contact the G/T Coordinator, Mrs. Strong at or by calling the school at 214-946-8908, extension 228.