The elementary academies at Hillside, Kimberlin, and Walnut Glen offer a differentiated curriculum designed for the academically gifted learner. Content in language arts, social studies, math, and science are presented with a greater depth and complexity, requiring higher-level thinking. Additionally, the math curriculum is accelerated to meet learner needs. As a fine arts magnet, art classes are provided to all children. Students identified with fine arts talents are provided with enriched art and/or music lessons. Strings instruction is offered to all fourth and fifth graders.
- Complete formal application
- Academically gifted students - standardized achievement test scores in reading and math of 90 percentile or above
- Artistically or musically talented students - participate in annual auditions for the program.
Please call the GT office for a testing time and audition time for Elementary Applications at 972-487-3193.
Applications are scored, and the top students are admitted to the academies.
Elementary Applications for Possible Placement in Garland ISD Gifted and Talented Programs will be available at upcoming Parent Information Meetings. See the Elementary Magnet Application Timeline for dates and times.
For more information about the elementary Gifted & Talented program contact:
Coordinator of Gifted/Talented Education
Application for Elementary Gifted & Talented Magnet
The K-5 Gifted application process will be online.
See the Elementary Magnet Timeline for application process deadlines and audition dates.