January 24: Pathways to College

How do you know if your student is on the right path? Come spend an evening focused on ensuring that advanced students get on the correct pathway to reach their goals. The GCISD secondary counselors will describe counseling services for GT families and secondary course selection advice, and will offer a Q&A session. A student and parent panel will offer insights about applying for college. And Karen Dillard from College Prep will give advice about admissions and SAT/ACT.  Click for details and invite a friend!
TAGT 2016

SAGE Sent 7 Teachers to TAGT

Your paid SAGE membership and participation in our fundraising events help fund grants like these. Thank you!

RECAP of Brown Bag

SAGE Members got an in-depth look at E2 “Enrichment and Extension” presented by GCISD Director of Advanced Academics Becky Manning.

SAGE Brown Bag

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SAGE Speaker Series and Family Social

Thank you for attending our first big SAGE event of the school year featuring The Doc Smitty! Click here to view the slideshow and click here to view the video.


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Supporting and Advocating for Gifted Education — our name says it all. We bring a unified voice to the gifted children of our area. Learn more.

SAGE is for Parents.

Parenting gifted children requires a lot of love and understanding. It’s a big and rewarding job. Our mission is to support you and your child. Check out our events and resources.

SAGE is for Teachers.

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It’s a bright idea: A SAGE Membership connects you to a network of folks who understand the unique challenges of parenting and teaching gifted kids. Join as a parent advocate or teacher today.

Kim Farbisz

Kim Farbisz

SAGE President


President’s Message

There were many changes that took place in Advanced Academics last school year: the implementation of the new weighting system at the high schools, the hiring of a new Advanced Academics Director, the finalization of plans for the ASPIRE Academy expansion to middle school, the increased collaboration between Advanced Academics and Counseling, the improved training for GT teachers, and the improved identification of GT students. SAGE was there every step of the way working with the administration, supporting the teachers and parents, and advocating for the kids.

In addition, SAGE also worked on the following:

  • Brown Bag sessions
  • Coffee with district personnel
  • Outside speakers
  • Sage Showcase
  • Summer Spotlight
  • Integrating campus representatives at each school
  • Collaborating with teacher representatives at each school

With your support, we can continue, and expand, these efforts. We will be working to ensure that there is a clear plan for GT students that will provide them with a challenge, allow them to reach their potential, carry them through high school graduation, and prepare them well for college. We will also be working to share experiences and best practices with other districts and across campuses to enable consistent opportunities for exceptional education for all our GT students.

We are excited about the opportunities for this year and invite you to take this journey with us and help us to continue making Grapevine Colleyville the BEST destination for GT education.


Have a question about gifted education in our area? Drop us a line.

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