Vanguard (Gifted and Talented)
HISD’s Vanguard programs serve students who have been identified as Gifted and Talented in intellectual ability. Vanguard offers a differentiated curriculum that is both accelerated and enriched. Students typically study interdisciplinary units that emphasize higher-level thinking skills, problem-solving, and creativity. The Vanguard program requires testing, and parents should use the Vanguard application.
This program is offered at the following schools:
Askew Elementary K-5 Website
Carrillo Elementary K-5 Website
DeZalva Elementary K-5 Website
Herod Elementary K-5 Website
Oak Forest Elementary K-5 Website
River Oaks Elementary K-5 Website
Roosevelt Elementary K-5 Website
T.H. Rogers K-8 Website
Travis Elementary K-5 Website
Windsor Village Elementary K-5 Website
Qualifying for Secondary Programs
Certain Secondary Magnet programs have requirements for qualifying such as auditions for particular fine arts programs, language proficiency, a school determined minimum grade from last year's report card average of core classes, G/T identification, or other qualifications listed below. Refer to this Chart at http://www.houstonisd.org/Page/120695.