HISD celebrates Gifted and Talented Awareness Week, April 4-8

The Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented has designated April 4-8 as Gifted and Talented Awareness Week to encourage support for gifted education in Texas.

HISD is celebrating by highlighting how the Gifted and Talented programs are benefiting some of the district’s more than 29,000 G/T students.

“These are students who usually perform higher than those students in the same age group,” said Melanie White, HISD G/T Department Senior Program Specialist. “What we do is meet their needs individually by increasing the depth and complexity as well as the rigor in their instruction.”

Lantrip Elementary School Teacher Katrina Ganschow says some of her students are learning at high school math levels. See how her students are excelling inside the classroom in the video below.

HISD provides two program options for Gifted and Talented students. The Gifted and Talented Neighborhood programs are designed to meet the needs of G/T students at the school to which they are zoned, and the Vanguard Magnet programs provide an environment where G/T students can work with their peers at a Vanguard Magnet School.

In HISD, the term Vanguard is used synonymously with Gifted and Talented. Both programs provide a differentiated curriculum by modifying the depth, complexity, and pacing of the general school program.

TAGT is hosting a free parent webinar “Navigating an Uncertain Future: Applying the New Science of Purpose in School and Life” on Tuesday, April 5. Live Spanish interpretation will be provided during the event. Learn more and RSVP here.