April 24: SAGE to participate in ‘Learning Differences’ Event

SAGE is pleased to be invited to present a breakout session about gifted learning differences during the "Learning Differences" event hosted by Bransford Elementary PTA on April 24. The SAGE breakout session will cover how gifted students learn differently, and talk about the difference between a high-achiever and a gifted learner. Our presenter will be … Continue reading April 24: SAGE to participate in ‘Learning Differences’ Event

Julie Martin Leslie announced as new Advanced Academics Director

The new Advanced Academics Director was announced tonight by the GCISD Board of Trustees. The Board approved Julie Martin Leslie, who was previously Coordinator of the Gifted & Talented Program for Frisco ISD and has worked 21+ years in public education as a teacher and administrator. Becky Manning, the current Director of Advanced Academics for … Continue reading Julie Martin Leslie announced as new Advanced Academics Director

2018 GT or ASPIRE Pre-AP/AP classes for High School in GCISD

For students and families interested in GCISD's high school offerings for GT or ASPIRE Pre-AP/AP classes, click here to view the presentation from the Director of Advanced Academics. Highlights: If you are a GT student taking traditional challenging high school classes, you have a choice between Pre-AP/AP or GT Pre-AP/AP. Top 5 things to expect … Continue reading 2018 GT or ASPIRE Pre-AP/AP classes for High School in GCISD

ASPIRE High School Plan

The inaugural year of ASPIRE High School begins in the fall of 2018. Click here to view the informative presentation given to parents last week from Director of Advanced Academics Becky Manning. Learn about campus, UIL status, classroom arrangement, pathways and endorsements, scheduling, courses, teachers, acceleration, AP exams, AP Capstone, enrichment, post-high school challenge, NCAA … Continue reading ASPIRE High School Plan

VIDEO April 18, 2017: School Board Candidate Forum

SAGE hosted a forum featuring the four candidates on the ballot for the Spring 2017 Grapevine-Colleyville ISD School Board election. The forum focused on topics pertinent to gifted and talented students. The forum was Tuesday, April 18, 2017, starting at 6:30 pm at the Professional Development and Education Center (PDEC), at 5800 Colleyville Blvd., in the Panther … Continue reading VIDEO April 18, 2017: School Board Candidate Forum

March 7: SAGE Brown Bag: Strategies for Addressing “Boredom”

Our speaker was James Bishop, advocate and teacher of the gifted and talented. Does your GT student use “the B word?” — as in, “I’m bored!” How can a parent or teacher address a GT student’s complaints of boredom? Download the handout about Addressing Boredom in Gifted Students  (PDF) Event Details Lunch, Learn, Network at the SAGE … Continue reading March 7: SAGE Brown Bag: Strategies for Addressing “Boredom”