• The Gifted and Talented program at Harvard Elementary School is called the Vanguard Neighborhood Program. Our program serves all students that attend the school whether you live in our attendance zone or attend on a magnet transfer. The program is identical in admission standards, teacher qualifications, depth, complexity, and differentiated instruction as the Magnet Vanguard Programs. Criteria for admission is based on the Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted/Talented Students.

    If your student is entering Kindergarten for the 2024-2025 school year and is applying to a Vanguard Magnet campus or currently in grades K-12 and is interested in gifted and talented identification or attending a school that requires gifted and talented identification for admissions, you may do so now! Please visit the Gifted & Talented webpage to complete an online testing request form.  To ensure families have all the information they need before the application and lottery process closes, you MUST request testing for your child no later than December 8, 2023.  


    Please note that parents of second-grade students or students who have previously been identified as gifted and talented do not need to request additional testing.  



    If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Daisha Huntley at daisha.huntley@houstonisd.org