Kindergarten GT Referrals
You may refer your Kindergarten child for the Carroll ISD Gifted and Talented Program December 2 through December 19, 2019 at 3:00pm.
The gifted program is called Quest at the elementary level. It is an interdisciplinary program where students are encouraged to make connections and view the world in a more global manner. Referred students will test in small groups during school hours in January and February. Elementary students must meet Phase I Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) criteria in order to move forward to the Phase II portion of the screening process. Phase II involves the Iowa Assessments Achievement Test. In accordance with state standards, kindergarten students are identified and placed in the CISD Quest program by March1st.
For more information about the Quest program, you can visit the Gifted and Talented webpage.
The Quest teacher visits the Kindergarten classes the first semester to teach critical, creative, problem solving and evaluative skills. Referrals are accepted in December and the students are screened in January and February. Parents have to fill out a referral form available online and return it to school for any assessment to occur.
First Grade Quest
First grade students learn about their role in the school and society and what it means to be in a gifted program. Students become zookeepers and design animal enclosures/habitats in the Texas State Standards Project called "Animal Nation."
Second Grade Quest
Second Grade students learn about themselves and their strengths in the "Who We Are" study. Then they immerse themselves in the wonderful world of nature with a study of math and nature.
Third Grade Quest
Third Grade students study the world of business in the Texas State Standards Project "The Big Business of Toys." Students run their own toy business by creating and marketing a toy to their peers. Students also explore simple machines with the LEGO Simple and Motorized Mechanisms sets as they learn different ways to build toys. In the Spring the students explore their individual passions with the Texas State Standards Project, "Pursuit of Passion."
Fourth Grade Quest
Fourth grade students begin the year with learning about their strengths and passions in "Who We Are." We progress to learning about STEM skills with the LEGO EV3 Programs and a space exploration study. Later in the year the students pursue "Passion Projects" with the goals in the Texas State Performance Standards for the Gifted.