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 2021-2022 school year is September 19 - November 6, 2020. Travis Elementary School will only be accepting online applications for entering Kindergarten students. Paper applications are available for zoned families in grades 1st-4th who wish to apply for gifted and talented services. Students who are in need of GT evaluation will be tested during the district designated testing window. Universal gifted and talented testing will take place for zoned Kindergarten and 5th grade students who have not yet been identified. Notification of acceptance and G/T identification will be sent to families on January 28, 2021.