GT / Vanguard
Meyerland PVA serves our gifted and talented students through our Vanguard Neighborhood program (Pre-AP/GT classes). Our Vanguard Neighborhood program provides a learning continuum that is differentiated from the general school program in depth, complexity, and pacing. To learn more about HISD's Gifted and Talented services, please visit their website.
Gifted and Talented (GT) and PreAP (PAP)
The Texas State Plan for The Education of Gifted/Talented Students mandates that districts meet the needs of gifted/talented students by modifying the depth, complexity, and pacing of the curriculum and instruction ordinarily provided by the school. In grades 6-8, all G/T students shall receive instruction daily by a G/T trained teacher implementing differentiation through acceleration, adding depth and complexity, higher level thinking skills and developing independent research skills in the four (4) foundation curricular areas (English Language Arts/Reading, Math, Science, Social Studies), emphasizing advanced level products.
Students who are identified as Gifted and Talented are served in Pre-AP (PAP) classes. Students in Pre-AP/GT classes receive instruction that addresses the grade-level learning objectives along with additional skill sets and strategies designed to help students acquire analytical thinking and communication skills necessary for success in Advanced Placement (AP) courses in high school.
Currently 30% of our student population is made up of GT students. Students will participate in the Meyerland GT Expo to present products and/or inventions they have worked on and the top three winners will represent Meyerland at the HISD GT Expo in the Spring.