Advanced Academic and Gifted/Talented Programs
HISD’s Advanced Academic Program and Gifted/Talented Program are designed to meet the needs of students whose academic capabilities go beyond the regular curriculum by providing a differentiated program that is advanced, complex, and in-depth. The AP Program serves junior high and high school students, and the G/T Program accommodates the needs of gifted HISD students.
The district utilizes the Duke University Talent Identification Program in grades four, five, six, and seven to identify students who perform at or above specific academic achievement benchmarks and allows them to participate in SAT and ACT testing. Their performance on these tests opens up advanced academic program opportunities, scholarships, and more.
HISD is committed to serving students by helping administrators and teachers identify areas in which students are gifted. The district works to ensure that every AP and G/T student is successfully challenged and engaged in the classroom. Students also participate in activities and competitions outside the classroom.