What is Houston Vanguard HISD Gifted Program ?
The Houston Independent School District (HISD) has programs for academically advanced children through grades K to 12. These gifted programs are known as Vanguard Programs and are specially built for gifted children in Houston. Vanguard serves ‘profoundly gifted students’ (students who score in the 99 th percentile on an IQ test) as well as ‘very bright students’ (students who score between 90 th to 96 th percentiles on an IQ test). Children need to be identified as gifted to be eligible for the HISD vanguard gifted program which can be through different components including grades and teacher recommendations.