Gifted & Talented Program

  • The Texas Education Code describes a gifted and talented student as a child or youth who performs at or shows the potential for performing at a remarkably high level of accomplishment when compared to others of the same age, experience or environment and who:

      • exhibits high performance capability in an intellectual, creative or artistic area;
      • possesses an unusual capacity for leadership; or
      • excels in a specific academic field.


    The schedule outlining the Gifted & Talented process is posted every year in the Announcements section of the HISD website.

      • GT screening of all kindergarten students is done late in the fall semester.
      • Screening of all second grade students to determine placement is done early in the spring semester.
      • Spring GT nomination window opens early in the spring semester and date is announced for availability of nomination packets in HES | HMS campus offices.


    Check out the "Gifted & Talented Program Manual" below for more information:

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