Secondary Gifted and Talented


  • Grades 7-12: Gifted and Talented students in grades 7 through 12 are served through GT English Language Arts, Pre-AP Math, Science, Social Studies, GT Pre-AP English, GT Pre-AP Biology, GT Pre-AP Chemistry, AP Biology, AP GT English III, AP GT Physics, and AP GT English IV.

    Grades 7-8: The annual identification process of gifted and talented students is now open at DMS and CMS.  Parent Referral and Testing Registration must be filled out by May 14, 2021 at CMS and May 27, 2021 at DMS by 4:00 PM.  Please click here to fill out the online Parent Referral and Testing Registration form for CMS students and click here to fill out the online Parent Referral and Testing Registration form for DMS students.

    Students will be assessed initially using the CogAT and ITBS tests.  There are no preparation materials available for these assessments.  In addition to the testing, students entering grades 7th and 8th who have not yet been identified as gifted and talented must be nominated by a parent, teacher, counselor, community member, or themselves.

    GT Testing at CMS: Referral Window Open - March 22 - May 14, 2021
                                      GT Test Dates - Current Students June 3, 2021
                                      GT Test Dates - New Students August 3 & 4, 2021 Two Day Testing

    GT testing at DMS: Referral Windown Open - April 8 - May 27, 2021 
                                       GT Test Date - June 2, 2021

    Grades 9-12: The annual identification process of gifted and talented students has opened.  There are two testing dates available to CHS and CSHS students this year, July 6, 2021 for current CISD students and August 3, 2021 for students new to CISD.

    • Students must be signed up on the Google form and a referral form below which must be completed and turned in no later than May 21, 2021 for current students. Test date will be July 6, 2021 and will take place at CHS.  The registration window will open May 3, 2021.
    • Students must be signed up on the Google form and a referral form below which must be completed and turned in no later than May 21, 2021 for students new to CISD.  Test date will be August 3, 2021 and will take place at CHS.  The registration window will open May 3, 2021.
    • Students will be assessed initially using the CogAT and ITBS tests.  There are no preparation materials available for these assessments.
    • To begin the identification process, please click here to fill out the online form and the attached questionnaire and return it to CHS (Attention: Karen Otto).

    Please contact Karen Otto if you have any questions.

    Transfer Students: Transfer students who have previously received Gifted and Talented services will be considered for services in CISD within one month from the date of registration or within one month of the first day of school if registration occurs in the summer. Gifted and Talented records will be requested from the previous school to determine if additional assessment is required.

     G/T Testing Information