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.


Academic gifted students

  • Submit online application
  • 90 percentile+ on state-approved achievement tests
  • 90 percentile+ on state-approved ability test
  • Additional measures

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.

For more information

Hillside Academy for Excellence

Kimberlin Academy for Excellence

Walnut Glen Academy for Excellence

Coordinator of Gifted and Talented Education

Application for elementary Gifted and Talented magnet

The G/T application is closed at this time. It will be available Fall of 2015.