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Program Overview

"Genius without education is like silver in a mine."
Benjamin Franklin
The education of our gifted children is critical to their development.
"It is not enough to have a good mind: the main thing is to use it well."
Rene Descartes
Even in the most profoundly gifted child, an education not used is wasted.
"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire."
William Butler Yeats
Igniting students' curiosity, thus helping them to become lifelong learners, is among our greatest tasks.
Because we value the unique potential possessed by the gifted child, Deer Park ISD commits itself to providing developmentally appropriate activities for those identified. Careful attention to the affective needs of these children, balanced with an academically challenging curriculum, will promote long-range success.

The Advanced Academic Program includes the following:
  • Gifted and Talented K-12 Program
  • AVID (Advancement via Individual Determination) Program, Deer Park High School
  • Advanced Placement and Pre-Advanced Placement Courses
  • Duke Talent Identification Program
  • Dual Credit vs. AP