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Special Programs

The District provides special programs for students who are identified as: 

Homeless---Students who are identified as homeless may receive assistance in various areas related to academic needs.  Counselors on each campus may assist students. 

Dyslexic---Groesbeck ISD provides dyslexia screening and classes for identified students.  Dyslexic Therapists have been trained to use the Nuehouse method of teaching with these students.  Parents may contact the campus teacher regarding evaluation. 

Limited English Proficient Students---Currently, Groesbeck ISD provides ESL (English as a Second Language) classes for students identified as having limited use of the English language. English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS) are included in our TEKS Resource System curriculum.

Response to Intervention (RtI)---Through progress monitoring, Groesbeck students who are not being successful are placed in leveled tiers to receive research-based interventions aimed at improving academic performance. (Click HERE for more information)

Special Education---The Department of Special Programs provides a continuum of child-centered and supportive services combined to meet the needs of eligible students with disabilities. 

Gifted & Talented---Students may be nominated for the gifted and talented program by a teacher, counselor, parent, community member, or self.  Specific dates and procedures for nomination are published in The Groesbeck Journal during the fall and spring semesters.  Each campus provides program designs that meet student needs based on age.

Groesbeck High School students are served through the four core subject areas as well as leadership, intellectual, creative, or artistic areas.

Groesbeck Middle School students are served on a daily basis during a scheduled class period using an interdisciplinary unit of study.

Enge-Washington Intermediate School & H.O. Whitehurst Elementary School: Kindergarten students are served in a pull out instructional arrangement by March 1 of each year.  Students in grades 1-5 are served by a pull out instructional arrangement on a weekly basis.  

Parents who have concerns regarding their child’s needs should contact the campus principals.  At any time, parents may call the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum at (254) 729-4139 or the Director of Special Programs at (254) 729-4194 to inquire about areas of concern regarding special programs or the procedures to follow when requesting services or evaluation to determine services.  We are always willing to meet with parents to review needs for students of GISD.