QUEST-G/T services are developmental in scope, with the curriculum addressing core content areas through projects and units that cross multiple subject areas. QUEST-G/T students have the opportunity to investigate topics of interest to them in greater depth and complexity. Students expand their abilities to apply critical thinking, creative thinking, communication, and research skills through individual and group projects, studies and problem-solving units.
Identified QUEST students in grades K-5 participate weekly in various interdisciplinary, project-based units of study under the direction and facilitation of the campus QUEST-G/T specialists. They also have access to support from the QUEST-G/T teachers through QUEST Lab, as available.
In grades 6-8, QUEST-G/T students participate in a daily Pre-AP QUEST Studies class. The QUEST-G/T curriculum is designed to provide challenging learning opportunities through an interdisciplinary project-based curriculum, utilizing Pre-AP and gifted teaching strategies.
In high school, LISD’s QUEST-G/T students may participate in a QUEST-G/T Lab, which is designed to meet individual student’s needs and interests, including independent study. QUEST-G/T students are automatically placed in Pre-AP English QUEST classes during ninth and 10th grades. The QUEST-G/T teachers are available for support throughout the high school years. QUEST-G/T students are encouraged to investigate the International Baccalaureate (IB) program at Leander and Vandegrift high schools. In addition, Leander ISD students have access to Pre-AP and AP (Advanced Placement) courses, as well as a variety of other special interest courses, throughout their high school experience.
Director of Gifted Services – Kathy Wood