• ATLAS LIFT

    Information regarding how to apply for ATLAS LIFT will be posted here in early February. This will include eligibility criteria, the number of available openings, and the process for making the application. No LIFT applications made prior to that time will be reviewed. 

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  • GT Placement Appeals

    The deadline to appeal a GT placement decision was January 15th. No additional appeals will be accepted or reviewed this academic year. The GT Nomination window will re-open in September of 2023 for the fall testing window.   

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ATLAS
  • What is ATLAS Academy?

    ATLAS Academy is a program-within-a -school model located on the Tennyson Middle School campus that serves identified gifted and talented students in sixth through eighth grade. ATLAS Academy does not have an attendance zone. Instead, the Academy is open to anyone based on the established criteria and assessments. 

    Anyone may nominate a student to receive gifted and talented services in Waco ISD, including students themselves. All students nominated will be assessed and evaluated by District personnel with expertise in gifted and talented education. Assessment and evaluation of nominated students includes data from multiple sources, both objective and subjective. Program admission is determined by district personnel who understand characteristics of gifted and talented learners. 

    Do you want to nominate a student for gifted and talented evaluation? Use this link to get to the nomination survey!

  • Apply for the 2023-2024 School Year Here
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    For more information regarding the ATLAS Academy, please contact Kathleen Knight at (254) 772-1440 or kathleen.knight@wacoisd.org 

    To schedule gifted and talented testing for your student, please contact Celeste Sodergren at (254) 750-3922 or Celeste.Sodergren@wacoisd.org