GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
What is the Gifted and Talented Program?
The Gifted and Talented Program is designed for G/T students in grades K-12 who excel in general intellectual ability in combination with creative/productive thinking and/or leadership ability. Gifted and Talented Programs provide services that are comprehensive, structured, sequenced, and appropriately challenging.What is the Gifted and Talented Curriculum?HISD curriculum is differentiated by modifying the depth, complexity, and pacing of the general school program, utilizing higher-level thinking skills and developing independent research skills focusing on advanced-level products.
Where are the Gifted and Talented Programs located?
Every HISD schools offers Gifted and Talented Program services.
What is the difference between Gifted and Talented Neighborhood and Vanguard Magnet?
HISD serves G/T students in a learning continuum provided through two program options:
HISD's policies for Gifted & Talented students are based on Texas Law & Gifted Education (Law: TEC §29.123).The Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted/Talented Students forms the basis of program accountability for state-mandated services for G/T students.
- The Gifted and Talented Neighborhood Programs operates in all schools, except those designated as Vanguard Magnet schools. The Gifted and Talented Neighborhood Program provides G/T services for all HISD G/T-identified students at that campus. Gifted and Talented Neighborhood schools may operate non-Vanguard Magnet Programs.
- The Vanguard Magnet Program is a Gifted and Talented Program which operates in designated Magnet schools in accordance with the HISD Gifted and Talented Guidelines as well as the HISD Magnet Standards. The Vanguard Magnet Program provides G/T services to all HISD G/T-identified students at that campus. The Magnet theme in Vanguard Magnet schools is Gifted and Talented.