Advanced Academic Services is part of the Austin Independent School District. This blog provides information, activities, and events regarding advanced academics and high ability children and teens. Smart without compromise. Potential without limits.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Gifted and Talented Scholarships - Due 2/26/2016

The Texas Association of Gifted and Talented offers students four scholarship options. Online applications are due February 26th. Applicants will be notified of their status by April 15th. For technical issues, application questions or to receive a Summer Scholarship application in spanish, please contact TAGT at 512-499-8248 or

  • Summer Enrichment Scholarships
    • Up to $400 Awarded to identified gifted students in grades K-12 that want to enrich their learning experience in the summer months. Multiple available.
  • Laura Allard Future Vision Scholarship
    • Up to $2,500 awarded to a graduating GT high-school senior who has demonstrated academic achievement.
  • Adelle McClendon Young Leader Scholarship
    • Up to $2,500 awarded to a graduating GT high-school senior who has demonstrated outstanding leadership.
  • TAGT/SMI Scholarships
    • Attend the Summer Mathematics Institute (SMI), a 3-week residential program with an intense focus on mathematics. Sponsored by the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science at the University of North Texas.

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Monday, January 18, 2016

U.S. Institute of Peace HS Essay Contest - Due 3/15/2016

Place yourself in the shoes of a member of the Foreign Service assigned to a functional bureau within the Department of State or the U.S. Agency for International Development. Offer a peace-building solution to a particular conflict or crisis that threatens U.S. interests abroad.


Friday, January 15, 2016

Summer Camp Fair - 01/23/2016

Austin's Family Magazine's Summer Camp Fair 2016

JANUARY 23, 2016

Palmer Events Center
900 Barton Springs Rd., Austin

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Gifted and Talented Nominations Open

January 11 - 22, 2016
Austin Independent School District

Schools in Austin ISD are accepting nominations for gifted and talented services for students in grades K-12. Complete the GT Parent Nomination and GT Parent Survey and submit to your child's Campus GT Advocate. If your child attends a middle or high school that provided GT screening in the fall semester, they are not required to complete the process again this spring. Please check with your child's Campus GT Advocate.

Escuelas en Austin ISD están aceptando nominaciones para los servicios dotados y talentosos para estudiantes en los grados K - 12. Complete la Lista de Verificación y el Nominación para los Padres para el Programa de Dotados y Talentosos. Daselo al representante del Programa de Dotados en la escuela.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

TEDxYouth@Austin - 02/13/2016

TEDxYouth@Austin is an annual forum to bring high school and middle school students from the central Texas area into the TEDx movement. With engaging stories, inspiring performances, and intriguing presentations, we will explore the theme of (in)visible. Event is free to students, but participants must apply for registration.

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