Gifted and Talented Testing Dates

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

    Current kindergarten students
    In Houston ISD, we automatically test all students who are not currently identified at GT in the Fall. There is no application needed.
    Current 1st through 5th grade students
    Students who are new to the district or who were not identified/qualified in kindergarten have an opportunity to apply for GT identification once per year. Students who complete the application will be tested throughout December and January, and parents will be notified  of the results by March.
    Applications can be downloaded here or can be picked up at the front office. Complete applications with a parent signature are due Fall 2022, preferably via email to Alternatively, applications can be dropped off at the front office addressed to our GT Coordinator, Nicole Perez. 
    Students in pre-kindergarten or who have not yet begun kindergarten
    Any student who will be entering Kindergarten next school year, 2023-2024 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.


    To find the GT coordinator for your zoned campus click here:


    For more information:

    If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact Mrs. Nicole Perez, GT Coordinator, at 713-867-5160 or
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