Gifted and Talented parent information sessions

Is your child Gifted and Talented? And if so, where should you send them to school?

HISD’s Advanced Academics department is offering two parent-information sessions on Gifted and Talented, often referred to as simply G/T, at the Hattie Mae White Educational Support, 4400 W. 18th Street, 77092, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21, and Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016.

At these sessions, you will get answers to all your questions, including the following:

  • What is Gifted and Talented?
  • Is my child Gifted and Talented?
  • What services does HISD offer?
  • How do I apply to an HISD Gifted and Talented program?

Actually, all HISD K-12 schools offer programs designed to meet the needs of G/T students. Known as the Vanguard Neighborhood program, they are available at your neighborhood school, the one your child is zoned to based on your physical address. These programs provide lesson plans developed specifically for G/T students. In other words, one size does not fit all in the classroom. G/T lesson plans may delve more deeply into a subject, go into greater detail, or move along more quickly than those for average students.

To access a list of frequently asked questions, click here (pdf).

For questions about the upcoming parent sessions, contact Cecily Hale by calling 713-556-6954 or emailing

For more information, visit the Gifted and Talented Education page at

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