Vanguard Magnet Program


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    Welcome and thank you for your interest in Roosevelt Elementary!


    Roosevelt Elementary is a Vanguard Magnet campus in the Northside area.  Our Vanguard Magnet program is designed to meet the educational needs of gifted and talented students through a differentiated curriculum which offers a greater depth and complexity. Roosevelt's program includes project-based learning dedicated to serving the gifted/talented learners.

    Our Vanguard Magnet Program is designed to serve G/T identified students who transfer to Roosevelt through the Magnet program and our zoned students who are identified as G/T.


    Gifted and Talented Education at Roosevelt

    GT students are clustered together in a way to ensure that there are at least 3 Gifted and Talented students in a classroom. Non-GT students are also in the class as well. We do not distinguish between GT students who attend Roosevelt in the magnet program and zoned GT students, they are intermixed throughout the classes.



    Roosevelt Elementary's Vanguard Program Offers:

    • Highly qualified, experienced teachers
    • Bilingual and English Vanguard Classes 
    • Project-based instruction


    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.


     Frequently Asked Questions


     Who is Gifted and Talented (G/T)?

    The State of Texas defines a gifted/talented student as a child or youth who performs at or shows the potential for performing at a remarkably high level of accomplishment when compared to others of the same age, experience, or environment and who exhibits high-performance capability in an intellectual, creative, or artistic area; possesses an unusual capacity for leadership; or excels in a specific academic field.


    How do students qualify for the Gifted and Talented Program?

    Gifted and Talented (G/T) identification in HISD is determined by points obtained based on various criteria: Achievement Test, Abilities Test, and other District Criteria. Scores are entered and converted into points on HISD’s G/T Identification Matrix.


    Who is Eligible to Apply?

    Students who are in need of testing will be tested during the district designated testing window. For more information on the Gifted and Talented program, please visit the HISD GT Department.


    If you have any further questions, please contact Mrs. Perez at 713-696-2820 to discuss your child's potential qualifications for the Vanguard program here at Roosevelt. You can also email her at


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