HISD provides two program options for Gifted and Talented (G/T) students – Vanguard Magnet and Vanguard Neighborhood programs. The Vanguard Neighborhood programs are designed to meet the needs of G/T students at the school to which they are zoned, and the Vanguard Magnet program provides an environment where G/T students can work with their peers at a Vanguard Magnet School.
All HISD K-12 schools offer programs designed to meet the needs of G/T students. Both programs provide a differentiated curriculum by modifying the depth, complexity, and pacing of the general school program.
HISD’s Advanced Academics department is offering three parent-information sessions on Gifted and Talented as follows:
5:30 – 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017
6700 Fulton St., Houston 77022
5:30 – 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017
960 South Wayside Dr., Houston 77023
5:30 – 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017
Windsor Village Elementary
14440 Polo St., Houston 77085
At these sessions, G/T specialists will be on hand to answer all your questions, including:
- What is Gifted and Talented?
- Is my child Gifted and Talented?
- What services does HISD offer for Gifted and Talented students?
- How do I apply to an HISD Gifted and Talented program?
The sessions are intended for parents who would like to learn more about HISD’s G/T programs, as the G/T department will present an overview of them. Each session will offer the same content. Students are not required to attend, and child care will not be available.
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 CHale1@HoustonISD.org.
For more information, visit the Gifted and Talented Education page at HoustonISD.org/Page/31858.