The Dallas Independent School District will open the Roger Q. Mills School for the Talented and Gifted and Mark Twain School for the Talented and Gifted in August. Both will cater to gifted students who need a challenging academic environment to reach their full potential.
The schools will include instruction in language arts, mathematics, humanities, the sciences, technology, fine arts and physical education. Both will also offer exciting extracurricular activities that will make learning fun.
Mills is accepting incoming first- through eighth-graders, and Twain is accepting students entering grades one through five. Students who currently attend Twain and Mills elementary schools may stay at the campuses and complete their elementary education, or apply to the new TAG programs.
Admission is based on academic achievement, and applications are required.
Applications are being accepted through March 18.
Families who want to learn more are invited to upcoming information sessions:
• Roger Q. Mills – Feb. 27 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 1515 Lynn Haven Ave.
• Mark Twain – Feb. 28 at 4:30 p.m. and March 1 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 724 Green Cove Lane.
To learn more about Roger Q. Mills or to apply online, visit http://www.dallasisd.org/mills. For Mark Twain, visit http://www.dallasisd.org/twain.