• Our Gifted and Talented Program 

     Gifted and Talented

    The School at St. George Place's Vanguard (Gifted and Talented) Neighborhood program is designed to meet the needs of the Gifted and Talented students. Vanguard Neighborhood K-12 programs provide a learning continuum that is differentiated in depth, complexity, and pacing. The Vanguard Neighborhood program is designed for G/T students who excel in general intellectual ability in combination with creative/productive thinking and/or leadership ability. All of our teachers at the School at St. G-eorge have received 30 hours of training in meeting the needs of G/T students and receive a yearly 6 hour update in the delivery of instruction for gifted students. TEA requires that all kindergarten students have the opportunity to apply for Vanguard Neighborhood during the fall semester. All of our kindergarten students have the opportunity to apply for the Vanguard Neighborhood program. Students who do not qualify during their kindergarten year may re-apply once a calendar year.  

    Kindergarten - 1st and 3rd- 5th Grade Students Currently Enrolled at The School at St. George Place and Private School Zoned Families: 

    GT testing dates for students in grades in the above window will be from November 13, 2023 - December 16, 2023. 

    The GT testing application submission deadline is December 8, 2023. 

    Families can request testing using this link: https://houstonisd.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_dpepOeppgrCW5LM .  As of 10/31/23, paper applications will no longer be accepted.  Anyone who would like to request testing must do so using the link above. 

    Recently, changes were made to HISD’s gifted-and-talented program. Under HISD’s new board policy, once your child qualifies to receive gifted-and-talented services, they will continue to receive those services unless you request otherwise.


    The district has created a Frequently Asked Questions page to explain the changes to the GT program and how it could potentially affect your child.

    If your child is already enrolled in the Vanguard Program and you are interested in attending the School at St. George on a transfer, please contact our principal, Sean McClish to receive transfer information.