Gifted and Talented (QUEST)

What is "QUEST"?

“QUEST” is an acronym for Quality Utilization and Enrichment of Student Talents.

Leander ISD’s QUEST Program is designed to meet the needs of identified gifted students who have demonstrated above-average ability in the following two areas of giftedness as defined by the Texas State Plan for the Gifted: 1) high general-intellectual ability at the 95th percentile; and, 2) creative and productive thinking.

In grades 6 – 8, QUEST students participate in a daily Pre-AP QUEST Studies course. Students take this course as their extension class option. The QUEST curriculum is designed to provide challenging learning opportunities for identified QUEST students. QUEST students receive advanced instruction in an interdisciplinary gifted curriculum, utilizing Pre-AP teaching strategies.

How do I get into QUEST?

Students must go through the LISD testing process to be identified as a QUEST student and enroll in the course. The district provides testing opportunities over the summer. If you are a student who is currently in QUEST, you may choose to stay in QUEST without further testing.

If you are currently a student enrolled in QUEST and would like to no longer take the course, you must write a letter stating your intentions to "furlough" the course. Please send one copy to CRMS Counseling office and copy Kathy Wood (

What if I have been tested at my previous school?

If you have been identified as "gifted and talented" at your prior school, please bring all documentation to our CRMS registrar. Upon receipt, our registrar will send your student's testing information to Kathy Wood who will review the tests conducted. She will then determine if LISD reciprocates fully or if more testing is required.

QUEST-GT Secondary Summer Testing Dates

More information about QUEST is on the district QUEST website.

Please email to register your student(s) for whichever date and session time (either 9 a.m. or 1 p.m.) that is most convenient for you. In your email include student's name, grade, campus, and preferred date and session. Students may come to any testing date, no matter which secondary campus they will attend.

See document below for summer testing dates.

2019 Summer SecondaryQUESTTestingdates.pdf