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Advanced Academic Services

Advanced Academic Services


2000 N. 23rd Street
McAllen, TX 78501
Ph: (956) 618-6059 | FAX: (956) 632-8446

About Us

In the McAllen Independent School District the Advanced Aglobecademic Services Department provides direction and leadership to the K-12 Advanced Academics Program. Advanced Academic programs include the Gifted and Talented Program for gifted and talented identified students and services for advanced learners.

Gifted and Talented Program:

  • Ensures compliance with state and local mandates.
  • Identifies children who need gifted services and high achievers for inclusion in the GT classroom.
  • Is responsible for the program design.
  • Promotes curriculum differentiation for GT and Advanced students.
  • Provides staff development for GT Program teachers.
  • Keeps informed about current legislation, educational developments, literature and research in Gifted Education.
  • Works cooperatively with parents and community members to ensure understanding and support of gifted education.

Services for Advanced Learners (including the gifted learners):

  • 2017 Summer Reading and Assignments
  • STEAM +  Academic Framework at 27 Elementary, Middle and High School Campuses
  • Advanced Placement and AP Capstone Program
  • Advanced Placement Program Graduate
  • Achieve Early College High School
  • Elementary Gifted and Talented Program
  • Elementary IB/GT  Programme at Francisca Alvarez, Dr. Pablo Perez and Theodore Roosevelt Elementaries
  • Middle School Gifted and Talented Program at all schools
  • Middle School IB/GT Programme at Alonzo DeLeon Middle School
  • Middle School Pre-Advanced Placement Strategies in all middle schools
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme at Lamar Academy
  • College Concurrent Enrollment and Dual Enrollment
  • Credit by Exam for Acceleration
  • House Bill 5 Endorsements
  • Duke University Talent Identification Program (TIP) for  4th and 7th grade students
  • PSAT Testing in 8th, 10th and 11th Grade
  • Independent Investigations and Texas Performance Standards Project
  • Rice University  partnership with the TAPIA  STEM Camps Math, Science, Computer Science and Top 3 STEM Camp.
  • Academic UIL/ Chess Club/Robotics/Community Service/Programming and Microsociety schools.

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