About Us


Southlake Association for Gifted and Talented (SAGT) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) volunteer parent advocacy group and official academic booster club in the Carroll Independent School District (CISD).  Our mission is supporting gifted and academically advanced children in the district by partnering with parents, educators, administrators, legislators, and others to promote an appropriate education for our gifted students and their exceptional needs. Our objectives are:

SAGT uses various media means to effectively deliver pertinent GT information at a district, state, and federal level.


SAGT was initially an independent group of parent volunteers who wanted to join together to support the academic needs of their gifted children. When our group originally organized in 2001 it was named Southlake Parents for Academic Excellence (SPACE). Read an interview with our founding President, Christine Smith CLICK HERE. In 2009 our name was changed and we were recognized by CISD as an official district Gifted and Advanced Academic Booster Club.

SAGT won the TAGT Parent Support Group of the Year 2017