What is CATS Academy?
Creative and Academically Talented Scholars, also known as CATS Academy, is a pullout program for gifted and talented students in the Ashland Independent School District. Students are identified by achievement and cognitive test scores, creativity, the arts and leadership abilities. The program allows them to have opportunities to explore their areas of talent.
The program offers enrichment opportunities to challenge our students both academically and creatively. CATS teachers serve as facilitators while students are learning and discovering. The program achieves this goal by incorporating inquiry-based investigations, use of scientific technology, guest speakers, and field trips.