CURRENT GT STUDENTS:
BHE Students currently identified as Gifted & Talented (GT) may receive the following services through SBISD:
Primary Gifted Program (PGP) – serving Kindergarten – 2nd grade
In addition to daily GT services in their BHE classrooms, identified GT students in grades K-2 are offered GT services through a pull-out program for 90 to 120 minutes a week (students remain on the BHE campus during this time). Pull-out instruction focuses on the development of independent research skills and on meeting the social-emotional needs of GT students. The BHE Primary Gifted Program is run by Jill Melancon who oversees Special Programs at BHE.
SPIRAL at Bendwood – serving 3rd – 5th graders
In addition to daily GT services in their BHE classrooms, identified GT students in grades 3-5 are offered GT services through a pull-out program that takes place at the Bendwood campus. Students are bussed from the BHE to Bendwood one day a week for a full day of services with GT students from other campuses. Instruction in the SPIRAL program at Bendwood is interdisciplinary. Units of study are designed to provide the depth and complexity that GT students need, while also addressing their social-emotional needs.
If you have a BHE Student currently identified as GT and would like further campus-specific information and ways to connect to other GT parents, please contact the BHE GT parent liaison, Jennifer Choo to be added to the parent email list.
APPLYING FOR THE SBISD GT PROGRAM:
Please visit the SBISD Advanced Academic Studies webpage and scroll down to the “Forms and Information” section for details about the GT identification process. Specific questions concerning your child can be directed to your child’s teacher and the BHE Counselor, Melissa Farber.
DISTRICT LINKS FOR ADDITIONAL GT INFORMATION:
- SBISD GT Department homepage: https://www.springbranchisd.com/about/departments/academic-performance/connective-academics/advanced-academics/advanced-studies
- Please sign up for emails from the SBISD GT department here to hear about parent talks and meetings: https://visitor.r20.
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- Follow the SBISD GT department on their Facebook page for informative articles and opinions: SBISD GT & Advanced Academics
- PTA website for SPIRAL program on the Bendwood campus: http://bendwoodpta.com