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

HISD Discrimination Policy
The District prohibits discrimination, including harassment, against any student on the basis of age, race, color, ancestry, national origin, gender, handicap or disability, marital status, religion, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, and/or gender expression, or on any other basis prohibited by law. Retaliation against anyone involved in the complaint process is a violation of District policy and is prohibited.