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.
Holmes is committed to meeting the needs of all students. In order to meet the needs of gifted students, we work to identify children who demonstrate high intellectual ability, creativity, and task commitment. The district has a flexible system of viable program options that provides a learning continuum that reinforces the strengths, needs, and interests of gifted students.
We offer the following classes to help meet the needs of our gifted students:
GT Leadership I- Focus on effective communication, intrapersonal, and interpersonal skills, as well as the use of depth and complexity to explore concepts and creativity
GT Leadership II- Focus on entrepreneurship, service leadership, and application of servant leadership within our community in a variety of ways
Independent Study Mentorship- Focus on experiential learning in a field of interest while under the tutelage of a professional in the select field (Juniors and Seniors only)