• Please note that all students applying for any Magnet GT/Vanguard school choice programs in January 2024 MUST request testing no later than Dec 8, 2023. 

    Click here for additional testing information.

    Entering Kindergarten Students:

    Entering Kindergarten Students that are interested in applying for the Vanguard GT must apply online.  

    G/T Testing Online submission deadline: If your student is entering Kindergarten for the 2024-2025 school year and is applying to a Vanguard Magnet campus or currently in grades K-12 and is interested in gifted and talented identification or attending a school that requires gifted and talented identification for admissions, you may do so now! Please visit the Gifted & Talented webpage to complete an online testing request form.  To ensure families have all the information they need before the application and lottery process closes, you MUST request testing for your child no later than December 8, 2023.  

    Families with students interested in attending a Vanguard campus must request gifted and talented testing for their students to determine if they are eligible to enroll. If your student will turn five on or before September 1, 2024, and you want them to be tested and/or attend a Vanguard school for Kindergarten, you must sign them up for a Saturday testing appointment using this link.

    You MUST request testing on or before December 8, 2023. Testing appointments are available from 8:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. on the following days:

    • Saturday, December 2, 2023
    • Saturday, December 9, 2023
    • Saturday. December 16, 2023
    • Saturday, January 13, 2024

    If you have already indicated you wanted gifted and talented testing for your kindergarten student, you will receive an email to complete your registration and schedule your test.

    December 8, 2023.  Click here to request testing.


    Click here for additional information on GT Testing.

    If you have additional questions on Entering Kindergarten Testing, please contact: giftedandtalented@houstonisd.org.