EXPO Referral Process and Referral Forms
Identification of students is conducted, not to label students as gifted, but rather to locate students who have specific needs which can be more effectively met through differentiated instruction in the EXPO program. Students may only be referred once during a 12 month period.
Nominations may come from faculty, parents, community members or self-nomination. Persons nominating students must complete a general referral form (click for English) referral form(click for Spanish), and submit it to the school office or the campus EXPO specialist. This will begin the process of data collection from various sources regarding the child"s ability and potential. After the referral is received at the campus, a packet of information will be sent to the parent.
The identification and selection of students for participation in the program is determined by a three-step process:
The final placement decision is made by the District G/T Selection Committee.Testing will be available twice each year for middle school students, once in the fall and once in the spring.TRANSFER G/T STUDENTS [Those that are NEW to the Denton ISD District AND were previously TESTED AND SERVICED BY G/T SERVICES IN THEIR PREVIOUS DISTRICT] will need to be re-tested. Testing for this category of student will occur on Saturday, (TBD for 2020 - 2021), at the Professional Development Center (PDC). (1212 Bolivar St., Denton, Tx. 76201) When registering, notify the counselor that your child was previously served in another district so that paper work can be obtained from the former district.Important dates:(See Fall Testing Below) (Transfer Testing) Testing at the Professional Development Center (also known as the PDC) Located at 12 12 Bolivar St., Denton, Tx. 76201.(TBD) - EXPO Community Informational Meeting at the Professional Development Center or PDC (....for parents interested in having their child tested for EXPO.) Address: 1212 Bolivar St., Denton, Tx. 76201(September 28th - October 9th) - Middle School EXPO Fall Referral Period(October 13 - November 7th) - Middle School Fall Testing window (Testing completed on campus,Navo MS, during regular school day)(TBD) - Middle School Spring Referral Period(TBD) - Middle School Spring Testing Window (Testing completed on campus,Navo MS, during regular school day)