Welcome to the Gifted/Talented and Advanced Academics Website

Welcome to the Gifted/Talented and Advanced Academics Website

Northside Independent School District provides instructional opportunities and various services designed to meet the unique needs of students with significantly advanced general intellectual ability and/or specific subject matter aptitude in language arts, science, social studies and/or mathematics. These programs provide an appropriately differentiated curriculum in an effort to help students work to their fullest potential. GT Program services may include a modified delivery of instruction for students by accelerating and/or providing for greater depth, more complex content, and enrichment activities. Specific GT Program services are available in kindergarten-12th grades. GT Program teachers serving identified GT students have met the state requirements necessary for the teaching assignment.


Advanced Learning Programs for High Achievers

(ALPHA) is the name of the gifted/talented program in the Northside Independent School District. It is based upon the work of Dr. Joseph Renzulli's concept of "giftedness," which addresses the student's intellectual ability, creativity, and task commitment. Northside Independent School District (Northside ISD) recognizes that all students are entitled to a program of educational experiences which provide opportunities to maximize the development of their capabilities. Parents, community members, and staff are encouraged to be involved in the Gifted/Talented & Enrichment Advisory Council which meets throughout the school year. It is a wonderful way to contribute to public education and support high ability students. We invite you to attend our meeting and join efforts in helping to advocate for the needs of bright students.


Vision:  The GT/Advanced Academics department provides unique programs that nurture the abilities of high performing students while fostering parent and community involvement through Gifted and Talented, Advanced Placement (AP), PreAP and Dual Credit classes. 


Mission:  The mission of the GT and Advanced Academics department in Northside ISD is to build a challenging learning environment that encourages life-long learning, nurtures high self-esteem, expands access to higher education, and provides experiences that enable students to reach their fullest potential as independent thinkers.  


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Support GT classrooms by donating to our iGniTe fund.  This fund offers grants to classroom GT teachers to purchase items to use with their GT students.