Secondary Gifted & Talented Services
Gifted Education Middle School (GEMS) Services and Phoenix
GEMS (Gifted Education Middle School) is Allen ISD's middle school program designed to meet the unique social, emotional, and intellectual needs of gifted/talented learners.
Through the collaboration of students, educators, parents, and community members, GEMS ensures opportunities for maximum growth and development for life-long success. GEMS provides courses in leadership, reading/language arts, social studies, and science.
Phoenix services G/T students in 9-12th grade at the Lowery Freshman Center and Allen High School. The Phoenix program is based on Advanced Placement (AP) English standards. Phoenix courses are as follows:
- 9th and 10th graders take advanced Phoenix English
- 11th and 12th graders take Phoenix Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) English.
The Phoenix program is a four-year course of study designed to challenge gifted/talented students as they engage in an integrated study of literature, history, and fine arts.