What Is S.A.I.L.

The Flour Bluff Independent School District’s Gifted and Talented Program is designed to serve identified students who need challenges and educational instruction beyond the regular classroom objectives.

The S.A.I.L. instructional program is differentiated to promote extension and enrichment for identified students to:
  • Apply general intellectual ability in tasks, using higher level questioning and problem solving strategies.
  • Develop creative/independent thinking skills.
  • Utilize the skills of research to promote the development of advanced products.
  • Encourage the pursuit of interests in specified subjects.
  • Develop an understanding of self and others in relation to giftedness.


Screening Procedures

Students may be referred anytime during the school year by anyone, including parents, staff, and community members or through self-referral.
Students are assessed according to district timelines and procedures, which are posted on each campus.
Each campus SAIL (gifted and talented) Committee meets to review assessment data, screen applicants, and to recommend placement of students, for whom the SAIL program is an appropriate placement, utilizing established criteria. Qualification is based on general intellectual ability, specific subject matter aptitude, and creative/productive thinking skills.


Flour Bluff ISD schools and facilities will be closed Friday, January 21st, 2022, due to severe weather conditions. The latest weather updates are indicating a high probability of freezing temperatures and precipitation that may create hazardous road conditions Friday morning.

All extracurricular activities (including athletics) will be canceled for the morning of Friday, January 21st. With temperatures currently expected to increase through the day on Friday, extracurricular activities scheduled for the afternoon may continue unless otherwise communicated by coaches or teachers/sponsors.

Flour Bluff ISD faculty and staff should not report to work on Friday, January 21st unless directed by your supervisor. Thank you for your patience as we assessed the situation. We ask that you please stay safe and warm in this winter weather. Flour Bluff ISD will resume its normal schedule on Monday, January 24th, 2022.