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Talented and Gifted

TAG Testing Registration for current students is currently closed.
See TAG Timeline listed below for additional information.
TAG Assessment Registration for new students that received Gifted/Talented Services in a previous district are available on the New Student Referral page. Registration should be made within 4 weeks of the first day of enrollment.
Overview of Services:

TAG Services in Highland Park ISD seek to develop and nurture student potential, provide continuous opportunities for advanced performance, and advocate for students with gifted potential.


The state of Texas defines a gifted and talented student as one who performs at or shows the potential for performing at a remarkably high level of accomplishment when compared to others of the same age, experience, or environment and who:

  • exhibits high-performance capability in an intellectual, creative, or artistic area;
  • possesses an unusual capacity for leadership; or
  • excels in a specific academic field.
*Texas Education Code Chapter 29, Subchapter D, 29.121
2024-25 TAG Referral and Testing Timeline
(dates are subject to change)
October 24, 2024 at 10am Parent Informaiton Webinar
November 11-22, 2024 1st and 3rd Grade CogAT (with classroom teacher)
December 5, 2024 1st and 3rd grade CogAT results (with district recommendations) posted to Skyward
December 9, 2024-January 10, 2025 Window to register students for TAG Testing on district TAG Website
January 27-February 14, 2025 TAG Testing Window
January 27-February 14, 2025 Secondary TAG Waiver application window
April 25, 2025 TAG placement letters and Secondary Waiver applications posted to Skyward
April 25 - May 16, 2025 TAG Level 1 Appeal Window (closes at 4 PM)
May 23, 2025 TAG Level 1 Appeal Decision Posted to Skyward
Fall 2025 TAG Services (classes) begin

Ericca Vandagriff

Ericca Vandagriff
Director of Talented and Gifted Services
K-12 Curriculum Specialist