The Gifted and Talented Department in the Houston Independent School District (HISD) has the primary responsibility of overseeing, supporting, and monitoring the programs for K-12 identified gifted and talented (G/T) students district-wide. Vanguard is one choice of magnet programs, just like fine arts or STEM. (Students must meet the entrance criteria through GT testing and identification)
The Houston Independent School District provides two program options for Gifted and Talented (G/T) students:
- Gifted and Talented Neighborhood Programs are designed to meet the needs of G/T students in grades K-12 at their neighborhood (zoned) schools.
- Vanguard Magnet Programs are designed to meet the needs of G/T students in grades K-12 at their Vanguard Magnet school.
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Gifted and Talented Education at ROE
GT students are clustered together in a way to ensure that there are at least 3 GT students in a classroom. Non-GT students are also in the class as well. We do not distinguish between GT students who attend ROE in the magnet program and zoned GT students, they are intermixed throughout the classes.
We meet the needs of GT learners through our rigorous IB program. Click here to learn how the IB supports gifted and talented education.