A gifted and talented student is 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 (1) exhibits high performance capability in an intellectual, creative, or artistic area; (2) possesses an unusual capacity for leadership; or (3) excels in a specific academic field. (Texas Education Code § 29.121)
Gifted and talented students require educational experiences beyond those normally provided by the regular school program. Students shall be identified using multiple criteria as specified by the Denton Independent School District. The district recognizes that students identified as gifted and talented come from all races, socioeconomic groups, geographical locales, and environments.
EXPO or EXceptional POtential is the name given to Denton ISD's gifted and talented program. Students in kindergarten through fifth grade are served in an enrichment based pull-out program with an EXPO Specialist. In the middle school program, EXPO students are served through the English Language Arts and Reading block. In the high school program, EXPO students are served through honors, Advanced Placement, and dual credit.Amy Harp, Ph.D.Director of Advanced Academics(940) 369-0678Rosie Mireles, Administrative Assistant(940) 369-0679Denton ISD Professional Development Center1212 Bolivar StreetDenton, TX 76201