La Joya defines gifted and talented students as a child or youth who performs at, or shows the potential for, performing at a remarkably high level of accomplishment when compared to others of the same age, experience, or environment and who:
La Joya Independent School District is dedicated to the belief that in order for all students to attain mastery of the instructional goals, there must be a district-wide commitment to constant renewal according to the most effective practices and procedures in the most current research findings. The gifted and Talented Program is an extension of the philosophy adopted by the La Joya School District. In order to operationalize this philosophy in the most comprehensive and organized manner, the district has adopted The Quality District Model. The district’s Mission Statement, Foundation Beliefs and Desired Exit Behaviors: Student Learner Outcomes, exemplify this philosophy.
Advanced Placement (AP) provides students with an opportunity to take one or more college level courses and exams while still in high school. Consequently, as research proves, students master in-depth content at the college level more easily after completing AP courses in high school. Students also acquire sophisticated academic skills and increased self-confidence in preparation for college. The earlier students prepare for AP or college courses by taking the most rigorous classes available, the more likely will be their success. The keys to success are motivation, self-discipline, and academic preparation; these skills are engendered through the AP curriculum.
Secondary GT /Pre AP and AP Teachers provide direct services to students in the Identified core area(s) as well as advanced learners in which differentiation in instruction is provided for them by modifying the depth, complexity and pacing of the regular school program.
Advanced Academic Services Gifted and Talented Director
Advanced Academic Services Secretary
Advanced Academic Strategist
Address: 200 West Expressway 83
La Joya, Tx 78560