Advanced Academics

Gifted & Talented Program

Mission Statement

In the pursuit of academic excellence and civic responsibility for every student, the GCCISD is committed to an outstanding education for every child by being a nurturing, innovative, and participatory organization that produces citizens who will successfully meet the cultural, intellectual, and social challenges of a changing world.


State Goal For Services For Gifted Students Philosophy

The Goose Creek Consolidated Independent School District is committed to the philosophy that all children have value and worth and that all children can learn. It also recognizes that children learn in different ways, at various rates, and at different levels of mastery. A program for academically advanced students is a necessary and integral part of this commitment. The district values the potential of all children, and so is dedicated to providing developmentally appropriate instruction and activities for those students who are capable and ready to go beyond the required mastery of basic skills and essential elements.


We believe students with gifted potential must have curriculum, which ensures mastery of basic grade level skills, but is also appropriately differentiated to allow students to reach their full potential for academic excellence. Instructional strategies should be multi-sensory and be appropriate for both age and ability. The program includes higher level thinking skills, creative and productive thinking, and opportunities for leadership. 


Students in the Goose Creek CISD Gifted & Talented Program are a part of the program for excellence expected of all students.




  • The gifted and talented students in Goose Creek CISD will be self-directed learners who relate effectively to all members of society. 
  • The gifted and talented students in Goose Creek CISD will produce innovative products through the study of advanced content and the use of critical and creative thinking skills. 
  • The gifted and talented students in Goose Creek CISD will develop creative products that address current and future needs.


Program Objectives


  • Gifted students will conduct advanced levels of research, communicating the results in appropriate modes of expression.
  • Gifted students will develop a variety of problem solving skills resulting in creative, appropriate solutions. 
  • Gifted students will develop their potential through enrichment and acceleration. 
  • Gifted students will acquire learning skills needed to become self-directed, lifelong learners. 
  • Gifted students will develop healthy self-concepts and skills of interaction, including skills of leadership, with gifted peers, age mates, and society.




Elementary School

Grades K-5

Identified gifted and talented students are served on each elementary campus. They receive differentiated instruction in core content areas.

Junior School

Grades 6-8

Identified Gifted & Talented Program students are served in Honors Placement classes.

High School

Grades 9-12

Identified Gifted & Talented Program students are served in Advanced Placement classes and Honors Placement classes.