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Talented and Gifted

TAG Referrals are closed for the 2022-23 school year.
TAG referrals for new students may be made within 3 weeks of the 1st day of instruction. View the New Student Referral page for the link and more information. 
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

Ericca Vandagriff

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