Invitation-only test prep programs
10th-graders that score well on the PSAT may be invited to participate in one of the district's Superintendent's Scholar programs and be recognized at the Superintendent's Scholars Ceremony.
7th-grade students that score well on the STAAR test may be invited to participate in the GISD Duke TIP SAT Prep Program.
The 100 top scoring 10th-graders on the PSAT are designated as Superintendent's Scholars. These students are invited to participate in a free 12 day summer PSAT prep program. This program, the Scholars Academy, teaches test-taking tips and strategies and helps students increase their chances of qualifying for the National Merit Scholarship program.
Superintendent's Honor Scholar
The 50 top scoring 10th-graders are designated as Superintendent's Honor Scholars. These students are invited to participate in a partnership program between the district and KD College Prep. This program includes at least 58 hours of rigorous instructional workshops at any of the KD College Prep locations with the goal of maximizing their potential to achieve National Merit Semifinalist or Finalist recognition.
GISD Duke TIP SAT Prep Program
The top scoring 7th-graders who enroll in the Duke University Talent Identification Program (TIP) and elect to take the December or January SAT are invited to attend an 8 session after-school SAT tutorial program. These sessions will focus on test-taking strategies and help students continue advancing academically.