Gifted and Talented 2020-2021 Application

  • GT

    Hello Pershing Panda Families!

    The Gifted and Talented application is now available to any student that is interested in qualifying for G/T. To apply, please download and submit the application to Mr. Malone ( All applications are due December 6th at 3:50p.m.


    English Paper Application 

    Spanish Paper Application

    Please submit all of the following to Mr. Malone:

    • Application
    • Teacher Recommendation (Math, English, Science, or Social Studies)
    • 2019-2020 Report Card


    Houston Independent School District Magnet Programs

    Magnet Programs offer a range of thematic educational choices for grades K-12. Each program's enriched curriculum centers on a specialized theme that meets students' diverse needs, while teachers receive training to deliver specialized content using best practices.

    For more information, visit Houston Independent's Gifted and Talented Webpage:

    HISD G/T Identification

    The HISD matrix used to determine if a child is G/T in HISD includes a nationally normed standardized test as well as a cognitive abilities test. All students applying to a Gifted and Talented Neighborhood Program are required to take both tests.  HISD will only offer one testing window for G/T identification for the 2018-2019 school year, which will take place in December/January.  All students tested in this window who are identified as G/T will not receive GT services until the following school year.  There will be no other GT testing offered in HISD for the 2018-2019 school year.  If you have questions regarding the GT testing window or GT Matrix, please contact the HISD Gifted and Talented department at 713-556-6954.