• Gifted and Talented Department-Advanced Academics Program



    The Advanced Academics Program provides all members of our educational community with research-based professional learning opportunities. These sessions enable districts to meet the state requirements delineated in the Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted/Talented Students.    Educators also have an opportunity to receive up to date information provided by the Texas Education Agency as they collaborate and network through our quarterly Gifted and Talented Coordinator meetings.   

    Our Priorities:
    • District, School, and Educator Improvement
    • State Accountability Support
    • High Quality Professional Learning Opportunities
    • Student, Parent, and Community Support
    • Collaborative Partnerships for Student Success

    This program provides access to highly skilled professionals in support of school system efforts to ensure the highest levels of quality education is accessible to all gifted students.  Our mission is to promote and achieve educational excellence by providing quality professional development in gifted education that leads to the development of innovative products and performances as part of the gifted student’s program services.

    Our Teaching and Learning Support Services:
    • Educator Training on research-based effective instructional strategies
    • On-site training and consultation for School Districts and Charter School Systems
    • Resources for school and district improvement
      • Texas Performance Standards Project
      • Continuum of Learning Experiences Framework
      • Vertically Aligned Interdisciplinary Tasks Grades K – 12
      • Assessment Rubrics for Primary, Elementary, Secondary and Exit Level
      • College and Career Readiness Standards and TEKS embedded in every TPSP task
      • Gifted and Talented Teacher ToolKit  


    Patricia Rendon
    Tel: (956) 984-6233
    Diana Gonzalez
    Program Assistant
    Tel: (956) 984-6238
Last Modified on November 23, 2017