GT Referral Window Open

GT Referral Window Open
Posted on 12/14/2018
GT Referral Window Open

FERRIS ISD REFERRAL FOR GIFTED & TALENTED PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENT

Gifted and Talented services in Ferris ISD, also known as FLIGHT – Ferris Learners Identified as Gifted and Highly Talented – is committed to meeting the needs of students who demonstrate above average potential or achievement.  We believe that all children are unique, talented and all children have different learning styles. We also know that gifted children learn at a different pace and may need different experiences in order to stimulate and maximize their achievement.


Referrals for the FLIGHT Program in Ferris ISD will be accepted beginning December 14, 2018.  Any student in grades 1-12 is eligible to be referred by a teacher, parent, or community member.  This process includes multiple and specific criteria as required by the Texas Education Agency. All referred students are screened, the scores are tallied on a matrix, and qualifying students are identified.  (All students in Kindergarten and 1st grade will be screened for entry into the FLIGHT program.  Referrals for students in these grades are therefore unnecessary.)


Referral forms will be available beginning December 14, 2018 at all FISD campuses.  Forms can be obtained from the Ferris ISD website or in the counselor’s office at each school.  Anyone unable to access the form online or go by the school should call 972-544-8662 to request a form sent to them.  


All referrals forms should be returned to:

Michelle Beard

GT Coordinator

Ferris Independent School District

601 W FM 664

Ferris, TX  75125.


All referral forms are due by Friday , January 25, 2019.


Parents of students who qualify for the program will be notified in writing no later than June 2019. If your child is already in the G/T program, they do not need to be re-nominated.


If you should have any questions or would like more information about the FLIGHT program, please feel free to contact your child’s counselor, the building principal, or Michelle Beard, GT Coordinator, mbeard01@ferrisisd.org or (972)544-8662. The digital referral form can be accessed via this Google Form. The printable document can be accessed via this link, if preferred.