• The Gifted and Talented Department at Holland Middle School has the primary responsibility of overseeing, supporting, and monitoring the programs for our 6th-8th grade students identified as gifted and talented (G/T) students school-wide. 

    Holland Middle School provides one program for Gifted and Talented (G/T) students: 



    • Students are admitted into the Holland Gifted and Talented Program only after they have been identified as Qualified by the HISD G/T Identification Matrix. All students who are identified as gifted and talented in HISD will retain their G/T identification providing they subsequently enroll in an HISD Gifted and Talented program upon identification and are continuously enrolled in an HISD Gifted and Talented program thereafter.  If an HISD G/T student leaves the district and returns to HISD within 60 instructional days, the student retains his/her G/T identification. A gifted and talented furlough is required in order for the student to retain his/her GT identification in HISD if his/her absence will be greater than 60 instructional days.



      • 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 K-12, 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.


    Interested in testing your child for the GT Program?

    Contact the School Counselors for more information:

    Ms. Haley or Ms. Cone @ 713-671-3860