McKinney ISD

New Kinder - 12th grade students - register at campuses beginning July 19th. High school and middle school registration is by appointment. Prior to visiting the campus, it is recommended that parents complete the online registration forms for each new student. Click here for more information about new student registration.

Returning student registration information will be emailed to parents of individual students the week of June 7th with a unique snap code that is needed to begin the online registration process for that student. Note: Parents may not receive snap codes for all of their students at the same time. Click here for more information about returning student registration.

Administrative Office Summer Hours: Beginning Monday, May 24, through Friday, July 30, McKinney ISD administrative offices will be open Monday - Thursday from 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Offices will be closed on Fridays during this time.


ALPHA Selection Procedure

1. Referral forms are made available to all teachers, parents, and students. (See counselor, ALPHA teacher, or this site for the Nomination Form, Teacher Observation Form, etc.). 

MISD does not offer assessment services to the general public, only registered McKinney ISD students.

2. Teacher Observation Forms are distributed and returned to ALPHA teacher or Counselor.

3. All referred students are tested in their primary language or using nonverbal tests.

4. All available information is placed on the Student Profile Matrix. The Student Profile Matrix acts as a table of contents for the portfolio and allows the District Selection Committee to view data results as a whole.

5. District Selection Committees (elementary and secondary) meet to review nominations and make decisions on each. Members include administrators, counselor, GT Specialists, and ALPHA classroom teachers. All members meet the requirement for state GT (Gifted and Talented) certification.

6. The District Selection Committees adopt a holistic review process to student data, evaluating both quantitative testing data and qualitative data gathered from parents and teachers. Students with multiple scores in the 97th percentile are considered for automatic placement for gifted and talented services. A single score at or above the 97th percentile or multiple scores just below the 97th percentile must be accompanied by strong qualitative data for placement considerations.

7. If the District Selection Committee deems further assessment is necessary, the Gifted Specialist will gather that information.

8. Parents are notified of committee decisions through regular mail.

Appeals will be handled in a manner consistent with MISD’s Student and Parent Complaints policy-FNG (Local).

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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 .