Advanced Academics (Gifted and Talented Education)

Elementary Gifted Program update

COVID and staffing had a big impact on our elementary program.  It took some time, but we were able to add two new teachers to the program. Here are their schedules for the remainder of this year.


Ms. Covarrubio (

  • Jose Damian ES on Mondays and Tuesdays
  • Canutillo ES on Wednesdays and Thursdays
  • Bill Childress ES on Fridays

Ms. Sattizahn (

  • Reyes ES on Mondays and Tuesdays
  • Davenport ES on Wednesdays
  • Garcia ES on Thursdays and Fridays

Family Resources

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GT Parent Advisory Committee

If you are interested in serving on the district GT parent advisory committee, please contact Stacey Parker at  The advisory committee will review our current GT plan and make recommendations for improvement that follow the State Plan for Gifted Education. 

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Reasons why you should celebrate your family!  
______________________________________________________ Mission Statement

  The Canutillo Independent School District's Advanced Academics programs will promote opportunities which fosters creative thinking, integrity, self-motivation and challenges its students to attain a level achievement that leads to post-secondary success.   

Vision Statement

  The Canutillo Independent School District’s Advanced Academics programs will encourage students to build on their talents, use their creativity, and become a leader among their peers.  Through this process we want all students in advanced academic courses to leave our district ready to take on the challenges of college and the world.


Helpful Websites for parents of GT students:

Texas Gifted Education Family Network

National Association for Gifted Children: Resources for Parents

Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented:  Resources for Parents