New To The District

Transfer Students Previously Identified for Gifted Services

New students who were identified for GT service in their previous school or district will be screened for GT service in Weslaco ISD after enrollment. Parents must provide documentation of the previous GT identification and request screening for the Weslaco ISD program within two weeks of enrollment. Please contact the school counselor or the Advanced Academics Department.

Parents of new students previously identified for a GT program should provide copies of the following documents when enrolling their child:

  • Documentation of the previous GT identification, such as an acceptance letter or report card
  • If available, scores from standardized tests administered within the previous two school years. Examples include the Stanford Achievement Test, the Metropolitan Achievement Test, the Iowa Tests, the Otis-Lennon School Ability Test, the Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test, and other nationally-normed standardized tests. Testing results from private sources and test scores from state curriculum assessments are not accepted. When recent, appropriate test scores are not available, Weslaco ISD will conduct any necessary testing.

Screening for Weslaco ISD's GT program is not available prior to enrollment in Weslaco ISD.

Transfer Students Not Previously Identified for Gifted Services

Students new to Weslaco ISD and who did not participate in the GT program in their previous school, or who attended a school in which GT services were not available, may be screened during the regular Weslaco ISD GT screening window for possible GT service the following year.

Parents interested in GT screening should submit the appropriate Parent Checklist by the published deadline for each grade level. If enrollment occurs after screening deadline, contact the school counselor or the GT Teacher at the campus for information about the screening timeline that applies to your child's enrollment date.