O. Henry Middle School

Pre-AP GT Services

Austin Independent School District  

Advanced Academic Services  

GATE Assessment Calendar

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Does your child grasp concepts quickly and are they able to connect ideas across subjects and experiences?  Do they have an active working memory and like to delve deeply into their learning? You might have a GT student! GT screening and testing requires parent/guardian permission by the campus deadline. 



Gifted and Talented Information and Nomination

Gifted and Talented Information and Nomination

The nomination windows for GT identification will be open from September 21st through October 2nd for middle school. This will be the only nomination window for this school year. If you are interested in nominating your child for GT services, please first talk with your child’s teacher(s) and complete the attached form. Completed nomination forms can be sent to Casi Cook. (casi.cook@austinisd.org)








For more information about the Austin ISD gifted program, please visit the Austin ISD website at https://www.austinisd.org/advanced-academics/gifted


Outside of School Enrichment Possibilities

·        Google Science Fair - https://www.googlesciencefair.com/en/

·        Robotics:

1.      http://www.capitol-best.org/home.php

2.      http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/fll

3.      http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/frc


·        Destination Imagination - http://www.texasdi.org/

·        Math Pentathlon - http://www.mathpentath.org/calendar/SPRING/SPRING_Texas.htm

·        Math COUNTS - http://www.tspe.org/?page=StateCompResults

·        Art competitions

1.      VASE https://www.taea.org/vase/

2.      DAR http://www.drtinfo.org/education/art-contests

3.      Artarama http://www.austin-jerrys.com/midschoolshow2014_photos


·        Writing

1.      http://newvoicesyoungwriters.com/

2.      http://www.writersleague.org/103/Writing-Contests---Calls-for-Submission

3.      http://www.texasbookfestival.org/fiction-contest/

4.      http://www.austinlibrary.org/site/PageServer?pagename=Reading_Groups_Writing_Workshops