Vanguard Program

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    Our vanguard program is designed to meet the educational needs of the gifted and talented students through a differentiated curriculum which offers a greater depth and complexity. Roosevelt's vanguard program includes project-based learning dedicated to serving the gifted/talented learners.
    Who is gifted?

    "Gifted and talented children are those identified by professionally qualified persons who by virtue of outstanding abilities are capable of high performance. These are children who require differentiated educational programs and/or services beyond those normally provided by the regular school program in order to realize their contribution to self and society" (Marland, 1972).

    Gifted learners may exhibit some of the following characteristics:

    • is keenly observant 
    • has complex, advanced ideas 
    • is an expert in some area
      infers and connects concepts
    • exhibits deep, complex understanding 
    • is curious 
    • enjoys learning 
    • masters concepts quickly
    • may not be motivated by grades
    Roosevelt Elementary is the best Vanguard school because we offer an accelerated and differentiated curriculum for all gifted and talented scholars, a path to a reputable middle school and various ways to be mentally and physically competitive.

    Who is eligible to apply?

    If you think your child may be gifted, please contact Ms. Sadberry at 713-696-2820 to discuss your child's potential qualifications for the Vanguard program here at Roosevelt. You can also email her at