Parents interested in qualifying their Pre-K student for participation in our Gifted & Talented Program at the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year may elect to apply to our Neighborhood Vanguard Program. Applications are available HERE


    Students participating in the testing program will be scheduled for one-on-one testing after a completed and signed application is returned. You will be contacted regarding your child’s testing date and time prior to any test administration. Students scheduled for testing in February will be notified of results by late March, while students scheduled for testing in May will be notified by mid-June. If your student does not meet the qualification criteria during this test administration, he or she will be tested as part of the district universal testing program once they are enrolled in kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year.

    Students must currently be 4 years of age AND eligible for kindergarten in the 2020-2021 school year (5 years old on or before September 1, 2020) in order to participate in the testing program. In order to test on our campus, children must either be zoned to Sinclair OR current Pre-K students at Sinclair.
    If you have already scheduled testing through the Vanguard Magnet Application, you do not need to apply for testing again here. If you are a magnet applicant and did not schedule testing through the application, please contact your zoned school to arrange for testing there. Any student who meets the qualification criteria will be eligible to participate in the Gifted & Talented Program at whichever campus they choose to enroll in for the 2020-2021 school year, regardless of the campus on which he or she tested.  
    If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact Rebekah Nielsen at (713) 867-5160 or Rebecca.Nielsen@houstonisd.org