A student may be nominated for the gifted and talented program by a teacher, counselor, administrator, parent, or student. Once a nomination is made, a screening will be conducted. The screening committee will consist of the counselor, student’s teacher, and one of the designated GT teachers. An administrator may also serve on this committee. The screening committee will review the student’s achievement, actual classroom performance, information from the referral source and/or parents, and any other available information, which is deemed appropriate. The committee may require the student to submit a portfolio. If the screening committee’s recommendation is to formally test the student, then parent permission will be obtained first. Testing is completed by district and/or contract staff at the campus.