Attend a parent information session on HISD’s Gifted and Talented programs

HISD’s Gifted and Talented department is offering parent-information sessions on Gifted and Talented, often referred to as simply G/T, for parents who would like to learn more about HISD’s G/T programs.  

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 Gifted and Talented department is offering two parent-information sessions where they will present an overview of each program. Each session will offer the same content: 

October 14, 2019 
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. 
Hattie Mae White ESC 
4400 West 18th St Houston, TX 77092-8501  

November 13, 2019
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. 
Hattie Mae White ESC 
4400 West 18th St Houston, TX 77092-8501  

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? 

Students are not required to attend, and child care will not be available. Attendees must RSVP at 

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

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