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Advanced Academics

Positive change in instruction happens one classroom at a time.
-Carol Ann Tomlinson
Gifted & Talented (G/T), Advanced Placement / International Baccalaureate (AP/IB)
Gifted and Talented programs are required in all public school districts. Information about program requirements can be found in the Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted and Talented Students.
In Texas, "gifted and talented students" means 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
  • Excels in a specific academic field

State Goal

“Students who participate in services designed for gifted students will demonstrate skills in self-directed learning, thinking, research, and communication as evidenced by the development of innovative products and performances that reflect individuality and creativity and are advanced in relation to students of similar age, experience, or environment. High school graduates who have participated in services for gifted students will have produced products and performances of professional quality as part of their program services.”

State Plan

Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted/Talented Students, revised April 2019
Click on the link below for guidance on interpreting the G/T State plan
For a print-ready file allowing you to produce an English-Spanish flip version of the Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted/Talented Students, please e-mail