Victoria ISD’s Gifted and Talented program’s summer referrals are open for all students who will be entering first through 12th grade for the 2022-23 school year.

Parents, guardians, teachers, and peers can refer students to the program. Students may also refer themselves. Students must be referred to be evaluated for gifted services. The summer referral period closes Monday, April 11.

All students referred to the program will complete summer testing the week of June 6 through June 9 at the VISD Administration Building.

Additional testing information will be provided once the referral period closes. Testing will include cognitive abilities and nonverbal reasoning tests. The district does not test students entering Kindergarten during the summer.

Upon completion of tests, scores will be sent to the District Selection Committee to review and make placement decisions. Placement decisions will be communicated to parents through mail and should be available before the start of the school year. 

Students who qualify during summer testing will begin Gifted and Talented services at the beginning of the 2022-23 school year at their home campuses. Those who test in the summer and do not qualify will be eligible for referral again in September/October 2022. 

To refer your child for summer testing, please fill out the Summer Referral Form and return it by

Monday, April 11. 

Referral forms can be filled out three ways:

  • Forms can be completed via our new online form. To access this form, visit

  • Forms can be picked up and filled out at the student’s home campus or filled out and emailed to Samantha Herbold, GT Coordinator, at

  • Forms can also be mailed to: 

Victoria Independent School District 

Office of Advanced Academics 

P.O. Box 1759

Victoria, TX 77902

Direct any questions or concerns to Samantha Herbold at