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Katy Independent School District

Keiko Davidson Elementary

​GT Challenge Program 

KatyISD's Elementary GT Challenge Program allows students identified as gifted to be pulled out of the regular classroom once a week to participate in an advanced theme-based curriculum.  For more information: www.kdechallenge.org.

GT Secondary Parent Checklist

Parents interested in screening their 5th grade student for Gifted and Talented services in 6th grade need to turn in a GT SECONDARY Parent Checklist to their child's homeroom teacher by September 28th.  Currently identified GT students do not need to be rescreened for Junior High services. Information letters will go home Tuesday, September 12th. Parents may print a SECONDARY parent checklist at http://www.kdechallenge.org/screening.html.  Parents may also request a parent checklist from their child's homeroom teacher.  Screening takes place throughout the fall. Decision letters will be mailed the week of January 22nd. If you have any questions, contact the GT Facilitator, Shannon Hall at shannontjones-hall@katyisd.org

​GT/Challenge Screenings (1st through 4th Grade)

Parents interested in screening students in Grades 1-4 for Gifted and Talented services need to complete and return an Elementary GT Parent Checklist by December 6thNO late forms will be accepted.  Screening takes place throughout the Spring Semester.  Decision letters will be mailed on May 25th.  A parent GT Awareness meeting will take place November 14th from 7-9 pm at the Merrell Center in rooms 1200 & 1230.  For more information and to print an Elementary GT Parent Checklist please visit www.kdechallenge.org/screening

If you have questions after viewing the parent information on this site you may contact the GT Facilitator, Shannon Hall, at shannontjones-hall@katyisd.org.  ​

Kindergarten

Parents interested in screening their Kindergarten student for Gifted and Talented services need to turn in a GT Kindergarten Parent Checklist by October 3rd.  GT screening packets, including parent checklists, will be sent home with all Kindergarten students on Tuesday, September 12th.   District Kindergarten Gifted Awareness Sessions have been cancelled. A parent information slideshow and frequently asked questions document will be made available to parents to access at www.kdechallenge.org/screening .

If you have questions after viewing the parent information on this site you may contact the GT Facilitator, Shannon Hall, at shannontjones-hall@katyisd.org.  

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