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
Magnet Programs offer a range of thematic educational choices for grades K-12. Each program's enriched curriculum centers on a specialized theme that meets students' diverse needs, while teachers receive training to deliver specialized content using best practices. Magnet Programs seek to draw a diverse student body from throughout the city. Strong community and business partnerships connect the relevance of the theme with a real-world view.