The mission of the School for the Talented and Gifted is to provide an environment in which the unique worth, dignity, and abilities of each individual are not only recognized but cultivated and celebrated as well. We wish to provide an educational experience that empowers highly capable students to interact with their intellectual peers in academic, creative, aesthetic, and social endeavors in order to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow and to become life-long learners, responsible citizens, and contributors to the betterment of society as a whole in an ever-changing world. Our mission is also to take our students and provide them with the skills and cultivate their talents so they can be accepted into the colleges/universities of their choice with the money to go there and to be successful at those institutions of higher learning.
TAG graduates are accepted to and attend the most prestigious colleges and universities in the country, such as Harvard, Stanford, Yale, Columbia, NYU, Caltech, MIT, Cal Berkeley, Vassar, Amherst, Oberlin, Middlebury, Univ. of Chicago, Swarthmore, Rice, Bard, Reed, Morehouse, Emory, Howard, the Honors Programs at UT-Austin, Texas A&M, Washington University-St. Louis, and the U.S. Military Academies. The 2019 graduating class of sixty-eight students was offered cumulative scholarships in excess of $13 million. All students follow the Distinguished Achievement Program as outlined by the State of Texas and the Texas Education Agency. In 2019, ALL graduates were recognized as DAP Texas Scholars. The TAG curriculum includes interdisciplinary activities such as TREK and TAG-IT, and grade-level seminars (in re-development) that reflect the principles of gifted education as outlined by the Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted/Talented Students
and national standards for gifted education.
Students also follow an extensive Honors and College Board Advanced Placement (AP) curriculum that includes a minimum of ten required AP courses. In addition, TAG offers many opportunities for academic, civic, and personal enrichment through its wide variety of honor societies, academic competitions, clubs, and organizations.