Attend a virtual parent information session on Gifted and Talented programs

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

October 13, 2020 
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. 
Microsoft Teams 

November 9, 2020
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. 
Microsoft Teams (link to come)

December 9, 2020
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. 
Microsoft Teams (link to come)    

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? 

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