S.A.I.L. - Gifted & Talented Program
What Is S.A.I.L.
The Flour Bluff Independent School District’s Gifted and Talented Program is designed to serve identified students who need challenges and educational instruction beyond the regular classroom objectives.
The S.A.I.L. instructional program is differentiated to promote extension and enrichment for identified students to:
- Apply general intellectual ability in tasks, using higher level questioning and problem solving strategies.
- Develop creative/independent thinking skills.
- Utilize the skills of research to promote the development of advanced products.
- Encourage the pursuit of interests in specified subjects.
- Develop an understanding of self and others in relation to giftedness.
- Students may be referred anytime during the school year by anyone, including parents, staff, and community members or through self-referral.
- Students are assessed according to district timelines and procedures, which are posted on each campus.
- Each campus SAIL (gifted and talented) Committee meets to review assessment data, screen applicants, and to recommend placement of students, for whom the SAIL program is an appropriate placement, utilizing established criteria. Qualification is based on general intellectual ability, specific subject matter aptitude, and creative/productive thinking skills.
Parents receive notification regarding qualification. Students who qualify must submit a parent permission form in order to be placed and served.