• Vanguard Magnet


    Travis Elementary is a Vanguard Magnet campus.  Vanguard Programs are designed to meet the needs of Gifted and Talented (G/T) students in grades K-12 by providing a learning continuum that is differentiated in depth, complexity, and pacing.   The Vanguard Program is designed for G/T identified students who excel in general intellectual ability in combination with creative/productive thinking and/or leadership ability.  Admission to the Vanguard Program requires testing and meeting the HISD qualification requirements as stated on the HISD G/T Identification Matrix.  Our Vanguard Magnet Program is designed to serve our zoned students who are identified as G/T and G/T identified students who transfer to Travis through the Magnet program.

    The Vanguard Magnet Program at Travis serves G/T identified students in Kindergarten through 5th grade.  The majority of our G/T students enter Travis in Kindergarten.  The application timeline for the Magnet Program for the 2023-2024 school year opens December 14, 2022 and closes February 2, 2023.  Travis Elementary School will only be accepting online applications for entering Kindergarten and 1st grade students.   

    Zoned families in grades 1st-5th who wish to apply for gifted and talented services can apply through Power School or a paper application that can be picked up at the Travis Elementary front office. Students will be evaluated during the district designated testing window. Universal gifted and talented testing will take place for zoned Kindergarten students who have not yet been identified.  Notification of acceptance and G/T identification will be sent to families in April 2023. 


    Parental Choice in Education

    The Houston Independent School District is proud to provide parents with a wide variety of choices in public education through its Magnet programs. In Magnet schools, students develop their special talents while enhancing their learning capacities. As you explore the Magnet program offerings, keep in mind that academics are always the primary focus on all HISD campuses.  For more information regarding individual Magnet programs, go to Houstonisd.org/SchoolChoice. 

    HISD uses an on-line application system.  Parents will have the option of using the on-line application system or paper applications when applying for the 2023-2024 school year.  All applications will be available on the School Choice website starting December 14, 2022.

    You may apply to up to 10 Magnet and Program Choice transfers for the 2023-2024 school year.  Once you have made your school selections, you will have to designate one school as your Primary Choice school.  Your Primary Choice school is the school that will manage your paperwork.  This is the school where you will turn in all the required paperwork.  There is no other significance to selecting your Primary School.  If you apply to both a Vanguard Magnet program and a regular Magnet program, you will be required to select the Vanguard Magnet program as your Primary Choice campus.


    Magnet Program Dates and Deadlines 

    School Choice Timeline:  Phase 1-December 14, 2022 - February 2, 2023

    Lottery Notification:  April 5, 2023

    Magnet Events and Timelines 

    Tours will begin November 10, 2022 at 9:00am.  Tours will be held IN PERSON on Thursdays at 9:00am.  You do not need to sign up, just check in at the front office and join the FUN!

    In Person Tour Dates:

    11/10 @9:00am

    11/17 @9:00am

    12/1 @9:00am

    12/8 @9:00am

    12/15 @9:00am

    1/12 @9:00am

    1/19 @9:00am

    1/26 @9:00am

    (Last Chance Tour Dates will be updated in February 2023.)







    School Choice Fairs

    Austin HS (9-12)

    Worthing HS (9-12)

    Heights HS (9-12)

    Westside HS (9-12)