GT Programs & Advanced Academics

Welcome to the William J. Brennan High School Gifted and Talented/Enrichment Program page.

Northside Independent School District is committed to meeting the needs of all students. In order to meet the needs of gifted students, NISD works to identify children who demonstrate high intellectual ability, creativity, and task commitment. The District has a flexible system of viable program options which provides a learning continuum that reinforces the strengths, needs, and interests of gifted students. 

For high school students there are many program options:
  • Credit by examination
  • Honors/Pre-Ap and Advanced Placement Courses
  • Dual Credit
  • The High School ALPHA Program consisting of:
    • Seminars
    • GT Leadership
    • Independent Study Mentorship (ISM)


Parents, friends, and family can help support our Gifted and Talented students by participating in the GTEAC.