Gifted and Talented


Mandatory for members of 2017 Independent Study Class

Parents and interested persons are welcome! 

Tuesday, May 31, 6:00      Franklin Library 

Topics: Choosing your project, finding a community mentor, resources available for the program, class schedule.             For more info, see Ms. Juarez, Room W 209

The GT Independent Study Class is returning to Franklin with 62 students enrolled.

Students explore areas of interest through an in-depth investigation and complete an advanced-level independent study project. Independent study projects are professional quality, and guided by the classroom teacher and a mentor who is an expert in the field of study.                 (This course follows the TEA Student Performance Standards Project guidelines.)   

EPISD GT Parent Advisory meeting May 24, 5:30 -7:00, EPISD Hornedo Middle School Cafeteria

 All interested parents are welcome! 

Pre AP and AP classes are the main segment of the GT Program in EPISD.  Why take AP Classes?    

  • Over 2600 colleges recognize AP scores.
  •  “Strength of Schedule” is the first check on college apps.
  • AP and PreAP points boost GPA and class rank.
  • It’s smart to save money and time by getting college credit now.
  • The AP discussions are fun & interesting.
  • Never too early to learn to think and act like a college student.
  • GATS enjoy the challenge!


  1. UTEP ExcITES Summer Institute by the UTEP College of Engineering
  2. UTEP Pathways to Science high school camps-exciting STEM topics
  3. UTEP High School Law Camp, June 13-July 1   
  4. Texas Tech Paul Foster School of Medicine Summer Medical Camp- field trips, guest speakers, labs, resume work.
  5. Texas Tech CoAMP Architecture Academy, June 20-July 1 in El Paso      scholarships available              806.834-7372              apps in Counseling Center

  6. NMSU Summer Camps for high school   Las Cruces NM

  7. NYU Precollege-earn college credit and get a jump on college choices and admission. STEM, Fine Arts, Writing, Professional Studies.                    NYU.EDU/PRECOLLEGE
  8. Duke University-“Camp” learning community. Enrichment for academically motivated youth with co-curricular social and recreational activities. or giving us a call at (919) 684-2827
  9. NASA Space Camps 1 800-63-SPACE (1-800-637-7223) or 256-837-3400


Programs to research for the future:

  1. Bluebonnet Girls State
  2. Texas Boy State
  3. for future CPAs
  4. Leadership program for the future HOBY
  5. Camp RYLA, Rotary leadership camp sponsored by Rotary Club of El Paso


EPISD GT Parent Advisory meeting May 24, 5:30 -7:00, EPISD Hornedo Middle School Cafeteria

EPISD GT Parent Advisory meeting May 24, 5:30 -7:00, EPISD Hornedo Middle School Cafeteria