McKinney ISD


McKinney ISD Digital Teaching and Learning Starts Monday, March 30! Please click the following link for important components of our digital teaching and learning plan. Learn more

For digital learning, students will access the Seesaw and Canvas platforms through the McKinney ISD SSO link

A parent support site, MISD Parent e-Learning Resources, has been created to assist families during digital learning with helpful information related to Seesaw, Canvas and other resources.

Click here to view information from the Special Populations department about the school closure.


Gifted & Talented

Cockrill Middle School teacher helping her students work on a science project.

Cockrill Middle School teacher helping her students work on a science project.

The purpose of MISD’s ALPHA (gifted and talented) program is to identify gifted students and nurture their special abilities and needs; thereby, assisting them in translating their gifts of potential into productive performances and products that are commensurate with their abilities.

Gifted and Talented programs are required in all public school districts. Detailed program requirement information is available in the Texas State Plan for the Gifted document listed below. If you have questions about the information in the State Plan document, please reference the TEA’s Frequently Asked Questions document also listed below.

Program Goals

The goals of the ALPHA (gifted and talented) program are to provide opportunities for developing: Critical and creative thinking and problem solving strategies, Strong self-concepts, Intellectual and creative abilities, and Self-directed and life-long learning skills.

High school graduates in this program will exceed the MISD graduate profile with products and performances of professional quality. The ALPHA program will provide rigorous, creative, challenging, relevant, and meaningful curriculum.


If you are interested in nominating your child for the ALPHA program please fill out the Nomination form listed below. If nominating an elementary student, please indicate the name of your child’s homeroom teacher on the nomination form. For students being reviewed for the first time please also fill out the Teacher Observation form listed below.

Keywords: GT Referral forms, Gifted Nomination forms

Need Help?

If you need additional assistance with the content on this page, please contact McKinney ISD team member Leslie Reins by phone at 469-302-4109 or by email here .