Equity in Gifted/Talented (G/T) Education

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ESTUDIOS Program Models

Enabling Students to Understand and Demonstrate the Importance of Outstanding Scholarship (ESTUDIOS) is a project funded by a Jacob K. Javits grant that is designed to merge the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP) with existing dual language programs in Texas. The primary goals of the program are to

  • increase identification of economically disadvantaged students for G/T services;
  • increase identification of Hispanic students for G/T services;
  • raise self-expectations for participating students;
  • provide opportunities for personal growth and academic achievement for students and teachers; and
  • create exciting educational environments in schools.

Participating schools include Graciela Garcia Elementary in Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD, Northline Elementary in Houston ISD, and Jose Damian Elementary in Canutillo ISD. To learn more about the ESTUDIOS programs in these schools, please download and view the following PowerPoint® Presentation,
ESTUDIOS Demonstration Schools: Lessons Learned

For further information about each school, follow the links below to view each school’s Web site:

Additionally, sample PYP planners are available to download for Texas schools that have applied to become PYP schools or currently are International Baccalaureate North America- authorized PYP schools. To download these materials, Web site visitors will need a username and password. An ID and password can be attained by contacting

Ann Wink
Program Specialist
International Baccalaureate Organization

For more information about IB and PYP, please visit http://www.ibo.org/pyp/.

Access to PYP Planners for Texas IB Schools
(username and password required)