Gifted and Talented
Hondo Independent School District has board approval on the identification procedures and processes of students K-11 for the services of the Gifted/Talented. These procedures meet state requirements (§29.121 & TAC 89.1) and have been designed to ensure the identification of any student who demonstrates educational need for the services under the established guidelines.
Students who are unable to maintain satisfactory performance within the structure of the gifted and talented program may be placed on a "leave of absence" for a designated period of time deemed appropriate by the committee without being exited. The purpose of such a furlough is to provide the student an opportunity to attain performance goals. A furlough may be granted at the request of the student, parent or the District. At the end of the furlough, the student's progress shall be reassessed, and the student may re-enter the gifted program, be removed from the program, or placed on another furlough. Furloughs are designed to be short-term and temporary and should never be used for an entire school year.