Gifted and Talented Testing Dates

  • Sinclair is proud to provide Gifted & Talented Services at all grade levels. HISD’s advanced Academic Department has established processes for identification for students in Pre-Kindergarten through 11th grade. Please note the GT identification process varies depending on your child's current grade level. Each process is detailed below:

    Current 2nd Grade students
    At Houston ISD, we automatically test all 2nd Grade students who are not currently identified at GT in the Fall. There is no application needed.
    Current Kindergarten through 5th Grade students (excluding 2nd Grade)
    Students who are new to the district or who were not identified/qualified have an opportunity to apply for GT identification once per year. Students who complete the application will be tested from November 13th through December 16th, 2023. Students will receive their identification matrix indicating if they qualify or did not qualify in March 2024. For more information, please visit
    Students in Pre-Kindergarten or who have not yet begun Kindergarten
    Any student who will be entering Kindergarten next school year, 2024-25 will have testing completed through the Office of School Choice in HISD. Your child will be tested based on the application you submit online. Please reach out to your zoned HISD school for more information.
    If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact Dr. Elena Silva-Leal, Gifted and Talented Coordinator, 713-867-5160 or via email