• Gifted & Talented

    Gifted and Talented Program                           


    The Raul Yzaguirre Schools for Success (RYSS) works to empower all students to be prepared to live and work successfully in the 21st century. Consistent with that vision, RYSS offers every student college and career readiness programs that meet their individual needs and intellectual ability. The gifted and talented programs at the Brownsville Raul Yzaguirre School for Success Preparatory are designed for students who perform at a high level of accomplishment and demonstrate creative and productive thinking and/or leadership ability. The gifted and talented programs provide these students with coursework that has the depth, complexity, and pacing that addresses their level of learning.     


    In the school’s gifted and talented programs, students are provided instruction that is geared toward self-directed learning with an emphasis on research, analysis, creativity, and communication. In addition, students may work in collaboration with businesses and industry representatives on projects and presentations.  Faculty members foster individual thinking as well as group collaboration in the development of class projects and research assignments. It is expected that projects completed in this program will be comparable to professionally produced projects and presentations. 


    For more information you can contact


    Maria A. Knosel at (956)574-7101



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  • Gifted & Talented Nomination Form


    The RYSS Gifted and Talented Program is accepting nominations for students currently enrolled in kinderg arten through 12th grade. Students may be nominated by parents, teachers, community members, or peers. If you are interested in nominating a student, please fill out the form and submit to the front desk, no later than Friday, January 8th, 2021.

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  • Gifted & Talented Recommendation Form


    The purpose of this recommendation form is to help assess a student’s gifted characteristics for possible inclusion in the Gifted & Talented program. The person who is making this recommendation should base their decision on direct observation of the student. This form has been devised to measure a student’s similarity to the most commonly observed characteristics of gifted & talented students.

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