MPISD Gifted and Talented Program

Purpose and Definition

The Mount Pleasant Independent School District (MPISD) Gifted and Talented (GT) program is designed to provide appropriate educational experiences for those students who perform at a remarkably high level of accomplishment or show the potential for performing at a remarkably high level of accomplishment when compared to students of similar age, experience, or environment.The MPISD GT program delivers rigorous curriculum and instruction using enrichment models. The program is designed to challenge and push students to reach their full potential. This is coupled with high expectations for student participation, motivation, and progress.

Program Goal

Students who participate in the GT program in MPISD will develop and demonstrate advanced skills in the following areas:

  • Self-directed learning
  • Critical thinking, creative thinking, and problem solving
  • Research skills in one or more disciplines
  • Communication and leadership

Students who participate in the GT program in MPISD will demonstrate their advanced skills through the development of innovative products, performances, and demonstrations that reflect creativity, individuality, and professional-level quality.

Complete nomination packets are available on each campus or in downloadable format below.

  • G/T Nomination Packet
  • G/T Policies and Procedures
  • G/T Staff Referral
  • G/T Placement Appeal
  • G/T Furlough
  • G/T Furlough Return
  • G/T Transfer Application
  • G/T Exit
  • G/T Program District and Campus Contacts

Director of Gifted & Talented – Elementary
Gina Landrum –

Director of State & Federal Programs
Shirley Peterson –