Gifted and Talented Education

    The Gifted and Talented Department in the Houston Independent School District (HISD) has the primary responsibility of overseeing, supporting, and monitoring the programs for K-12 identified gifted and talented (G/T) students district-wide. 

    The Houston Independent School District provides two program options for Gifted and Talented (G/T) students: 


    It is important to note that in HISD, the term Vanguard is used synonymously with Gifted and Talented (G/T). The Gifted and Talented Programs are designed for G/T students who excel in general intellectual ability, in combination with creative/productive thinking and/or leadership ability. Both Vanguard Magnet Programs and Gifted and Talented Neighborhood Programs provide a differentiated curriculum by modifying the depth, complexity, and pacing of the general school program.

G/T Summer Enrichment Program

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G.A.T.E.S Meeting - May 25, 2021

2021 GT District EXPO

  • Congratulations to all of our GT Campus Expo winners who participated in the GT District Expo! Winning projects can be viewed HERE or by using the QR code below.


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  • Gifted and Talented Education
    4400 West 18th Street
    Houston, TX 77092
    Telephone: 713-556-6954

    Director, Gifted and Talented Department
    Tia LockeSimmons

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