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AP exams taken by 10+ students, showing average score and % of ASPIRE students scoring 3 or higher:

  • Art History • 3.63 • 86%

  • English Language • 4.11 • 90%

  • English Literature • 4.31 • 100%

  • Seminar • 4.42 • 98%

  • Research • 4.5 • 100%

  • Human Geography • 3.77 • 86%

  • World History: Modern • 4.02 • 92%

  • United States History • 3.66 • 83%

  • Psychology • 4.18 • 90%

  • US Government • 3.68 • 90%

  • Microeconomics • 3.67 • 96%

  • Calculus AB • 4.01 • 87%

  • Calculus BC • 4.26 • 93%

  • Computer Science A • 2.96 • 59%

  • Comp Sci Principles • 3.60 • 89%

  • Statistics • 3.94 • 88%

  • Biology • 3.89 • 91%

  • Chemistry • 3.14 • 70%

  • Environmental Science • 3.81 • 90%

  • Physics 1 • 3.12 • 70%

  • Physics 2 • 3.57 • 95%

  • Physics C: E&M • 4.54 • 100%

  • Physics C: Mechanics • 4.03 • 85%

  • Chinese Language • 4.13 • 88%

  • Spanish Language • 3.13 • 60%

ASPIRE Class of 2023 Profile

Welcome to ASPIRE Academy for the Highly Gifted at Grapevine-Colleyville ISD!

“Giftedness is asynchronous development in which advanced cognitive abilities and heightened intensity combine to create inner experiences and awareness that are qualitatively different from the norm. This asynchrony increases with higher intellectual capacity. The uniqueness of the gifted renders them particularly vulnerable and requires modifications in parenting, teaching and counseling in order for them to develop optimally.” (The Columbus Group, 1991)

Founded in 2013, ASPIRE Academy is designed to meet the unique needs of highly gifted students. Utilizing a school-within-a-school framework, ASPIRE engages students with an advanced academic curriculum, allowing them to accelerate in core subjects while equipping them with the skills needed to ensure their well-being and success.

In core classes taught by specially trained teachers, ASPIRE students learn alongside their intellectual peers. Content knowledge is deepened in all grade levels and subjects through the use of the Depth & Complexity Framework. The development of personal well-being is fostered through a variety of techniques utilized by ASPIRE teachers at all grade levels. Artistic and athletic passions are developed in a range of classes offered on host campuses and attended by same-age peers.


Gifted & Talented

ASPIRE Academy

Qualification

95th percentile

99th percentile

Elementary School Services

GT LEAD Pull-Out & students placed in cluster classrooms with GT trained teachers

Location: All campuses

Core Classes: students with ASPIRE peers and teacher in humanities, math, and science classes

Location: Glenhope Elementary

Middle School Services

GT Discoveries (ELA & social studies) & GT Independent Study (optional)

Location: All campuses

Core Classes: students with ASPIRE peers and teacher in humanities, math, and science classes

Location: Cross Timbers Middle

High School Services

GT Advanced and AP courses in all core subjects

Location: Colleyville Heritage High &
Grapevine High

ASPIRE English (Advanced and AP), ASPIRE AP Capstone, and/or ASPIRE AP Social Studies
and/or GT Advanced and AP courses in math & science

Location: Grapevine High

ASPIRE currently serves appx. 550 students in grades 1-12. It is located on the following GCISD campuses:

  • Glenhope Elementary School (grades 1-5)

  • Cross Timbers Middle School (grades 6-8)

  • Grapevine High School (grades 9-12)

Mission
The ASPIRE Academy is committed to serving the unique needs of highly gifted students by providing a culture where learners engage in rigorous and meaningful learning experiences that empower them to take risks, pursue passions, and make a positive impact on the world.

Eligibility
ASPIRE Academy is designed to meet the academic and affective needs of highly gifted students within the GCISD population, as well as residents of Grapevine and Colleyville. Academically, these highly gifted students require significant curricular modifications in the classroom environment. Due to their asynchronous development, they may also require more focused, explicit support to ensure their social and emotional well-being. These students typically score in the 99th percentile in multiple domains on a nationally normed aptitude test and also demonstrate remarkable achievement in qualitative and/or quantitative domains.