Program Design

Program Information


Crandall ISD recognizes that gifted and talented learners are in need of differentiated instruction. Gifted learners are those whose abilities, talents, and potential for accomplishment are so outstanding that they require a variety of special provisions to meet their educational needs.

CISD Gifted and Talented Goals

The goals of the Crandall ISD Gifted and Talented Program are to provide opportunities to:
  • Enhance student understanding of self and others
  • Develop student skills in creative thinking, critical thinking, and logical reasoning
  • Strengthen student ability to apply depth and complexity to core subject areas of study
  • Develop self-directed and life-long learning skills
  • Extend student skills in research and independent study
  • Broaden student skills in written, visual, and oral communication
  • Experience in-depth and accelerated/compacted knowledge and understanding of curriculum content
Gifted and Talented program design:

In Grades 3-6, gifted and talented students are clustered within the regular

classroom. The trained classroom teacher will differentiate the instruction to provide rigorous and engaging learning opportunities. This differentiation will extend and enrich the existing grade-level curriculum.


GT students in grades 3-6 will also receive push-in services provided by the

district gifted and talented instructional coach and coordinator. GT students will work with other GT students from their grade level on a curriculum that is interdisciplinary in nature and focuses on thinking and applying new knowledge and skills. Students will participate once a six weeks at their home campus.