Gifted & Talented - Discovery Program

    Gifted and Talented (Discovery) Program Information
    Discovery is the academic enrichment program provided for students who have been identified as intellectually gifted and talented. All students are eligible to be selected for the Discovery program at each campus. In order to be identified as gifted and talented, each student must undergo a screening and selection process. 
    Testing Timeline:
    The referral window for 1st-12th grade opens at the beginning of the school year and remains open through the end of the 1st grading period.  A teacher, parent, student, or other interested persons observing a student with consistent evidence of gifted characteristics may refer him/her during the appropriate referral window. 
    Newly enrolled students arriving after the Fall deadline will be assessed per referral request during the 3rd 9 week grading period.  Students arriving during the 4th grading period may be referred for testing the following school year.  Students previously enrolled in a Gifted and Talented program in another school district can not be assessed until properly enrolled in LTISD.

    The referral window for kindergarten testing at elementary campuses, as well as spring referrals for newly enrolled students, is now closed for the 2023-2024 school year. The referral window for students in grades 1-12 will reopen when school resumes in August 2024.

    Parents have the right to appeal the results of their child's assessment results.  Appeals must be received by the campus GT coordinator, in writing, by January 31st for students assessed in the Fall semester and by May 15th for students assessed in the Spring.  Please reference the Discovery Program Guide above for more specific details regarding the appeal process. 

    Please refer to the district calendar for exact dates and contact your campus GT Coordinators for assistance with questions regarding the referral windows.


    Helpful Links:

    Description of Gifted Talented/Discovery Program

    2022 Virtual Parent Meeting Q&A Transcript

    Questions and Answers


    Campus Coordinators:

    LTE - Tina Pena

    LWE - Vacant

    SHE - Stephanie Cardarella

    BCE - Cheryl Anson

    LPE - Erika Serhus

    WCHE - Erin Wyatt

    RHE - Carabeth McLeod

    HBMS - Vacant

    LTMS - Joan Tennison

    BCMS - Julie Flores

    LTHS - Archie McHarg