Gifted & Talented

Secondary Gifted & Talented services include instruction by a teacher with the appropriate Gifted & Talented Foundations training and any required specialized training in the following options:

  • Advanced Courses
  • Advanced Placement
  • Magnet (requires admission to magnet)
  • International Baccalaureate (requires admission to IB)
  • Dual Credit (requires passing TSI score) or 
  • Advanced-level CTE courses

Enrichment activities include opportunities that provide depth and complexity through exploration, extension, or elaboration. Extracurricular activities and organized events include opportunities outside of the traditional school day such as clubs, competitions, contests, mentorships, and internships. Campuses select which activities to offer.

Referral & Screening Process

All campuses in Austin ISD offer Gifted & Talented screening in grades K-12 based on referrals submitted at If you are interested in seeing whether your child demonstrates a need for Gifted & Talented Services, please follow the link above. When a referral is submitted for a child, their parent or caregiver will be prompted to complete a Parent/Caregiver GT Observation Form.

Referral/Screening Window (2023-2024): September 18, 2023 - October 6, 2023

Referrals are received by our Campus Gifted & Talented Advocate, who facilitates the implementation of GT assessment and services at the campus level. For questions about the GT identification process or services, please contact Cyntia Rodriguez, Campus GT Advocate, at or at (512) 414-2514 ext. 70946.