Gifted and Talented

For information regarding gifted and talented services contact:

Mandy Phillips
Gifted and Talented Educator/Coordinator
Email Mandy Phillips
254-898-3544 or 254-898-3631


Glen Rose Independent School District (“GRISD”) is in accordance with Texas Education Agency Gifted and Talented Program goal:

Students who participate in services designed for gifted students will demonstrate skills in self-directed learning, thinking, research, and communication as evidenced by the development of innovative products and performances that reflect individuality and creativity and are advanced in relation to students of similar age, experience, or environment.


The purpose of the GRISD’s Gifted and Talented Program is to provide the exceptional learner with curriculum both at an accelerated pace and at a cognitively more demanding level of difficulty. Acceleration may occur across time or across the breadth of a discipline. The cognitive rigor of the curriculum is by design both challenging and acceptable to the learner. All district programs are designed so that the State Goal for Services for Gifted/Talented Students is met. The GRISD elementary and intermediate services will require participation in the Texas Performance Standards Project or other advanced research projects.