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 & 5th grade students
    HISD automatically tests kindergarten and 5th-grade students who are new to the district or who have not yet been identified as GT. There is no additional application necessary for kindergarten or 5th grade students currently enrolled at Sinclair. Testing takes place in October and November, If your child qualifies, you will be notified by March. Students absent during the exam window will have an opportunity for make-up testing throughout December.
    Current 1st through 4th 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 in the fall 2021, preferably via email to Alternatively, applications can be dropped off at the front office addressed to our Assistant Principal, Mrs. Linh Hoang. 
    Students in pre-kindergarten or who have not yet begun kindergarten
    Sinclair is one of the select HISD campuses that test entering Kindergarten students for the Gifted and Talented program. Students that qualify will enter kindergarten identified as GT students. Please use the link to the left to learn more about the process if your student will begin kindergarten next school year. 
    If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact Mrs. Linh Hoang, Assistant Principal, at 713-867-5160 or
    You may also find more information about Vanguard Neighborhood programs here