Gifted and Talented Services

Raymondville I.S.D. addresses the needs of gifted students in grades K-12 in accordance with The Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted and Talented Students and through a program approved by the Board of Trustees.


In Elementary, the district will provide differentiated instruction to students during a designated pull out time such as Power Hour. The instructional delivery will be developmentally appropriate and the content will be related to broad-based issues, themes, and/or problems. Students will be served in an array of appropriately challenging learning experiences in each of the four (4) foundation curricular areas.
Additionally, the curriculum is differentiated by the implementation of The Texas Performance Standards Project. These curricular units are TEKS based and incorporate the CCRS for grades K-5. Services for identified GT students in kindergarten shall begin prior to March 1st.


In grades 6-12, GT students will be served in homogeneous settings, with sufficient numbers of able learners identified from the top of the able learner list to fill the Advanced Academics class. The able learners list will be compiled from observation checklist (nomination form, grades in the core areas, and state assessment results).
The service requirements will be met through Honors, AP classes and dual-enrollment. Using the guidelines set by the Texas Performance Standards Project, gifted and talented students in secondary program will participate in independent learning experiences and research projects that are aligned to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) in the content areas of English language arts and reading, mathematics, science, and social studies with interdisciplinary connections.

Students who participate in services designed for gifted students will demonstrate skills in self-directed learning, thinking, research, and communication as evidenced by the development of innovative products and performances that are advanced in relation to students of similar age, experience, or environment and that reflect individuality and creativity. High school graduates who have participated in services for gifted students will produce products and performances of professional quality as part of their program services.

Gifted & Talented Campus Contacts

Jennifer Zamorano

L.C. Smith Elementary


Diana Gomez

Pittman Elementary


Marisol Herrera

Myra Green Middle School


Jozabad Palacios

Raymondville Early College High School


Raymondville Options Academic Academy


Gifted & Talented District Contact

Marisol Herrera

Gifted & Talented District Coordinator

419 FM 3168

Raymondville, TX 78580