Counselor’s Corner

Counselor’s Corner

Jennifer Buchert, Counselor


2016 – 2017 Gifted and Talented Identification – Key Dates

September 6th – October 7th – Parent Referral Form available to families

October 7th – Referral Deadline – Referrals will not be accepted after this deadline. No exceptions.

November 14th – Counselor, Jennifer Buchert notifies parents of level 1 results via US mail

November 28st – December 9th – Window for Level 2 testing

February 17th – Counselor, Jennifer Buchert notifies parents of level 2 results via US mail

February 21st – March 10th – Level 3 (highly gifted) testing window – coordinated by Jennifer Buchert, conducted by Advanced Academic Studies department

February 27th – Kindergarten GT services begin

March 24th – Advanced Studies Department notifies parents of Level 3 results

March 27th – School for Highly Gifted application window OPENS

April 13th – School for Highly Gifted application window CLOSES

May 1st – School for Highly Gifted students lottery

May 8th – GT Appeals due to counselor, Jennifer Buchert

May 26th – Advanced Studies Department notifies parents of Appeals results


The 2016-2017 credit by exam/exams for acceleration flyer and applications are attached. The fall administration window is October 3 – 7 and applications will be due September 7.

Here are a few reminders:

Grade level advancement is only available for grade 1-8 students passing all four content area tests in October (80% minimum score on each exam), and only if the exams are administered online

  • Single subject acceleration is only available in mathematics
  • The link to the exam study guide is included on the flyer; please provide the flyer to all students submitting an application
  • Late and incomplete applications will not be processed and students will need to wait until the next administration window to test; please check all applications before submitting them to insure all information has been completed
  • All October/March exams will be administered at the student’s home campus
  • Exams are free for all SBISD enrolled students
  • Applications may be submitted to Jennifer Buchert, RCE Counselor



Jennifer Buchert
Counselor, M.S.
Rummel Creek Elementary
713.251.6700 ext. 6702