Mrs. Debby Morse, Director
(903)962-7546 ext 103
Federal programs offered at GSISD serve a wide range of special population students. Students must meet certain criteria to receive services from Title programs. Extra assistance in instruction is offered for students identified as the most at risk. Eligible students receive additional assistance from Title I teachers. These services are provided in addition to the regular classroom.
Special programs are designed to support the special and differing needs of all students. The following programs are available: Early Childhood, Migrant Education, English as a Second Language, Dyslexia, Gifted and Talented, Compensatory Education, 504, Career and Technology Education, and Federal Title Programs
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is a civil rights law designed to protect individuals with disabilities from discrimination for reasons related to their disabilities. The Section 504 regulations require a school district, receiving Federal financial assistance, to provide a free and appropriate public education (FAPE) to eligible students. The FAPE must meet the students individual educational needs as adequately as the needs of non-disabled students.
ADVANCED ACADEMICS - GIFTED & TALENTED
Gifted and Talented programs are required in all public school districts. Information about program requirements can be found in the Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted and Talented Students.
Texas Definition of Gifted and Talented “…gifted and talented students” means 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:
Exhibit high performance capability in an intellectual, creative, or artistic area
Possess an unusual capacity for leadership
Excels in a specific academic field”
Dyslexia is a language-based learning disability. Dyslexia refers to a cluster of symptoms, which result in people having difficulties with specific language skills, particularly reading. Students with dyslexia usually experience difficulties with other language skills such as spelling, writing, and pronouncing words. Dyslexia affects individuals throughout their lives; however, its impact can change at different stages in a person’s life. It is referred to as a learning disability because dyslexia can make it very difficult for a student to succeed academically in the typical instructional environment, and in its more severe forms, will qualify a student for special education, special accommodations, or extra support services.
http://www.grandsalineisd.net/users/0012/Dyslexia Brochure for Parent Education.pdf
http://www.grandsalineisd.net/users/0012/Parent Dyslexia Handbook.doc
English as a Second Language (ESL)
English Language Learners can achieve success in learning when they are provided adequate support and instruction. The goal of the ESL program is to provide research-based professional staff development and support through technical assistance as required by state and federal mandates.
2015-2016 ESL-LEP Report
LPAC – Language Proficiency Assessment Committee
ELPS – English Language Proficiency Standards
American Academy of Pediactrics
National Association for the Education of Young Children
National Head Start Sites
Administarion for Children and Families
Early Childhood Education in Texas
The purpose of the Migrant Education Program is to support programs that help migrant students overcome the challenges of mobility, cultural and language barriers, social isolation, and other difficulties associated with a migratory lifestyle. These efforts are aimed at helping migrant students succeed in school and successfully transition to postsecondary education or employment.