Elementary Gifted and Talented

  • Activating Inquisitive Minds (AIM) services meet the needs of gifted/talented students in Allen ISD. The AIM program allows gifted students on each campus the opportunity to work with like-ability peers in a pull-out setting.  

Contact Gifted & Talented Services

  • 612 E. Bethany Drive • Allen, TX 75002
    972-727-0511 phone
    972-727-0434 fax

    Kari Lockhart
    Coordinator of Advanced Academics & Gifted and Talented Services

    Amy James
    Instructional Specialist, Gifted & Talented

    Vanessa Norman
    Gifted & Talented Services

    Email: gifted@allenisd.org

AIM Services (campus-based)

  • AIM services provide a homogeneous grouping of elementary (K-6) students identified for gifted/talented services. AIM curriculum is designed to maximize students’ academic potential through in-depth and complex explorations of interdisciplinary studies not included in the general education classroom. Learning extends and enriches learning across all content areas. In AIM, students are challenged to develop and grow their skills through a variety of integrated, multidisciplinary learning activities and projects.

    AIM services take place in a pull-out setting (i.e., the student leaves his/her general education classroom to go to the AIM classroom) where students are grouped with a gifted and talented specialist teacher. Kindergarten AIM services begin in March.