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Gifted and Talented




The mission of the Gifted and Talented Program is to provide a challenging learning environment that nurtures the unique potential of gifted students so that as citizens of a global society in the twenty-first century they can contribute ethically and productively in ways commensurate with their abilities.


  • The Rio Vista Independent School District recognizes the gifted and talented as those students whose abilities, talents, and potential for accomplishment are so outstanding that they require a variety of special provisions to meet their educational needs. As students, they are found in all races, socioeconomic groups, geographic locales, and environments; as adults they are the leaders in government, medicine, invention, the creative arts, the communicative arts, philosophy, industry, science, and many other fields.

  • Rio Vista Independent School District recognizes the state definition established by the Texas Education Agency as follows: "gifted and talented student" means a child or youth who performs at or shows the potential for performing at a remarkably high level of accomplishment when compared to others of the same age, experience, or environment and who:

    • exhibits high-performance capability in an intellectual, creative, or artistic area;

    • possesses an unusual capacity for leadership; or

    • excels in a specific academic field


Gifted and Talented


In an effort to greater serve students with advanced learning needs, Rio Vista ISD has open nominations for gifted and talented identification for students in 1st and 3rd through 11th grade each spring.


If you are interested in having your child screened for RVISD’s Gifted and Talented Program, there are a number of important things to remember:

  • February 23, 2023: Referral Forms will be made available online and at the campus
  • February 23, 2023, 3:00 p.m.: Referral Form deadline.
  • March 20 – April 23, 2023: GT screening and assessment will be administered at the student’s home campus during the school day.
  • April 26 – May 3, 2023: All scoring and ratings will be completed by GT assessment teams.
  • May 10 - 14, 2023: Campus and parents will receive results.
  • August 2023: GT services begin for newly identified students.


*Students who were already screened this year must wait a full year before being retested. All kindergarten students are screened in the fall and 2nd grade students will be screened in the spring this year.



GT Links:

TEA GT page

Texas Performance Standards Project