Elementary Gifted and Talented (G/T) magnet program

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.

Requirements

Academic gifted students

  • Submit online application
  • 90 percentile and above on ITBS Reading & Math
  • Pass STARR
  • 90 percentile and above on ability test
  • Additional assessments
  • No serious discipline issues

Artistically or musically talented students

  • Submit online application
  • 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

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.

Contact

For more information about the elementary Gifted and Talented program contact:

Coordinator of Gifted and Talented Education
972-487-3193
A899@garlandisd.net

Hillside Academy for Excellence

Kimberlin Academy for Excellence

Walnut Glen Academy for Excellence

Application for elementary Gifted and Talented magnet

Applications for the upcoming school year will be displayed here as soon as they are available.

See the Elementary Magnet Timeline for application process deadlines and audition dates.

Art and Music auditions

Audition times are for those who have already turned in the application to the Gifted and Talented Department.