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           Dr. Melana Silva

     

    The Calallen I. S. D. gifted program is designed to offer students curricular experiences that will develop and broaden their general intellectual ability, creative and productive thinking skills, leadership qualities, and willingness to be of service to others. Calallen offers three programs – Vista, Horizon, and Navigation.

    Vista

    Vista is Calallen I. S. D.’s gifted and talented program for Kindergarten through third grade. This program encompasses all four core areas – Math, Science, Reading/Language Arts and Social Studies. Identified kindergarten students will be served by March 1st of their kindergarten year. First through third-grade students testing for Vista will be served at the beginning of their next school year.

     

    Horizon

                Horizon is Calallen I. S. D.’s gifted and talented program for Reading/Language Arts and Social Studies in grades 4 through 12. Students identified for this program can experience a continuum of courses designed to challenge students in these two core areas.

    Reading/Language Arts

    In grades 4 through 8, students will be enriched through depth and complexity in their reading/language arts courses. At high school students identified are served through the College Board Pre-Advanced Placement and Advanced Placement courses.

    Social Studies

    Students in grades 4 & 5 will be enriched through depth and complexity in their social studies courses. In grades 6 through 8, students will be offered a Pre-Advanced Placement social studies course curriculum that follows their grade level TEKS and incorporates advanced critical thinking skills. At high school, students identified are served through the College Board Pre-Advanced Placement and Advanced Placement social studies courses.

     

    Navigation

                Navigation is Calallen I. S. D.’s gifted and talented program for Math and Science in grades 4 through 12. Students identified for this program can experience a continuum of courses designed to challenge students in these two core areas.

    Math

    Beginning at 4th grade students will be accelerated by up to a complete year in their math course. Sixth and seventh grade take the grade level course above and take the STAAR test at the grade level above so that all eight-grade TEKS are covered prior to taking Pre-AP Algebra I.   Eighth grade students will take Pre-AP Algebra I and receive high school credit for this course. At high school students identified are served through the College Board Pre-Advanced Placement, Advanced Placement, or Dual Credit math courses.  

    Science

    Students in grades 4 & 5 will be enriched through depth and complexity in their science courses. In grades 6 through 8, students will be offered a Pre-Advanced Placement science course curriculum that follows their grade level TEKS and incorporates advanced critical thinking skills. At high school, students identified are served through the College Board Pre-Advanced Placement and Advanced Placement science courses.