Gifted and Talented

  • The Vanguard Program at Emerson is designed to meet the needs of neighborhood gifted and talented students. 

    The program is designed for students who excel in general intellectual ability in combination with creative/productive thinking and/or leadership ability.  The curriculum is accelerated and enhanced in depth and complexity.  Instruction is delivered through specially trained teachers.

    Students are universally evaluated in Kindergarten and Fifth grade through achievement and ability testing. COGAT testing will occur October 30- November 10, 2019. Iowa/Logramos testing will occur November 1-December 1, 2019

    If your child is NOT already identified as GT, and is in 1st-4th grade, you may request that he/she is tested. If you are interested, please fill out this application and turn in to Lizbeth Jara, Gifted and Talented Coordinator,

    Magnet School Choice Information  
    The Houston Independent School District provides parents with a wide variety of choice in public education through its Magnet Programs.  
    Applications from Magnet Program schools can be obtained from visiting

    Application Time Line for the 2019-2020 School Year  

    • Phase 1: September 23, 2019-December 6, 2019
    • Phase 2:  December 9, 2019-May 29, 2020
    • Phase 3: June 1, 2020- August 10, 2020
    Emerson will host two 5th Grade Middle School Application nights to assist parents in the application process on October 17, 2019 and November 5, 2019, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Please contact Ms. Jara for more information.


     GT Links:
    Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented
    National Association for Gifted Children