New and Transfer Students Previously Identified

Important Information for

New and Transfer Students Previously Identified G/T in Another District

Enrolling during Summer Registration 2017



Assessment/testing for new and transfer students, entering grades K-8, enrolling during Summer Registration with documented participation in a Gifted and Talented program in another district will be held Monday, August 7th and Tuesday, August 8th at Liberty Hill High School.


Acceptable documentation may be either the student’s formal letter of acceptance in the previous district’s GT program (on school letterhead) or the student’s Testing Profile showing placement in previous district’s GT program.  A check mark on a student’s report card/enrollment form will not be considered acceptable documentation for testing.

Students without documentation from their previous school district may be referred for testing during LHISD’s referral process in November.


Students will not be served in LHISD’s STRIVE program until district assessments are administered and the committee makes a recommendation.

Assessment Dates

Monday, August 7th

1st grade - 9:00-10:30 am
2nd grade - 10:45-12:15
3rd & 4th grade - 1:00-1:45
5th-8th grade - 2:00-2:45

@ Liberty Hill High School

Tuesday, August 8th

1st & 2nd grade - 9:00-9:45 am
3rd & 4th grade - 10:00-10:45 am
5th - 8th grade - 11:00-11:45 am

@ Liberty Hill High School

What to bring the day of assessment?

Permission to Test form Parent Inventory (fill out prior to assessment-below)

Acceptable documentation from previous school

Sweater/hoodie (it may get cool during the assessment) New/Transfer Permission to Test form

Parent Inventory for Gifted and Talented - please click to fill out the form. 



Please e-mail Patricia Simpson, District GT Coordinator, at psimpson@libertyhill.txed.net prior to August 7th with any questions.


Appeal Process

Parents, students, and educators may appeal assessment decisions within five (5) working days after placement recommendations have been communicated to the parent. An Appeal Form, available on the district website, and a letter requesting formal reconsideration with a description of the concern must be submitted to the campus principal.

Within ten (10) working days of the receipt of the appeal request for formal reconsideration, the principal shall schedule a meeting with the District Gifted and Talented Selection Committee. The person initiating the appeal shall appear before the committee in person and/or submit written testimony and evidence supporting the reconsideration. Within ten (10) working days of the meeting, the District Gifted and Talented Selection Committee will make a decision and communicate it, in writing, to the person requesting the reconsideration. Should the person requesting reconsideration disagree with the District Gifted and Talented Selection Committee decision, a written request should be forwarded to the Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction within ten (10) working days following communication of the Committee’s decision. The Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction or designee will appoint a hearing officer.
If the above process is unable to resolve the issue, the appeal may be brought in front of the Board of Trustees. See Local School Board Policy (FNG): Complaints concerning any final decisions of the gifted and talented selection committee regarding selection for or exit from the gifted program shall be submitted in accordance with EHBB.