The mission of Southlake Association of Gifted and Talented (SAGT) is to promote and encourage advanced academics, specifically the education of gifted and talented (GT) students in the Carroll Independent School District (CISD).


Each year, SAGT provides grants to selected CISD teachers to support innovative and creative instructional approaches and activities that enhance student learning in GT classrooms at all grade levels.

SAGT grant funds may be used for the following:

  • Student enrichment activities and resources

  • Classroom technology needs

  • Teacher training and professional development

  • New instructional approaches or curriculum


  • Quest, GT and Accelerated Math teachers at all grade levels are eligible to apply.

  • The teacher must be a current SAGT Member. A complimentary teacher membership is available.

  • Only CISD approved vendors may be included in the project.

  • Applications for SAGT Teacher Grant requests will open Friday, October 29th, 2021.

  • The grant application will close on Friday, November 12th, 2021 at 8pm.

  • Incomplete applications or those received after the deadline of November 12th, 2021, at 8pm, will not be considered.

  • All teacher training and professional development requests must be approved by the campus principal prior to applying for the SAGT grant.


Applicants will be receiving notification starting November 19th, 2021, and will be invited to attend the SAGT check presentation to CISD Trustees at a CISD School Board meeting tentatively scheduled for December 13th, 2021.


Please contact one of the SAGT Grant Committee Chairs: Email:

2020-2021 SAGT Teacher Grants Awarded

​The SAGT Grants Committee is pleased to announce that we presented a check to the CISD School Board on December 14 in the amount of $11,453 to be applied directly to the enrichment of the CISD GT community!

This year, SAGT awarded 9 teacher grants totaling $7,653 to teachers at Rockenbaugh, Durham, Eubanks, Carroll Middle, and Carroll High School. The money will be used to support gifted students, including those Face to Face and in the Dragon Virtual Academy, with items including standing desks, alternative seating, a watershed pollution model, microscope cameras, a Scholastic magazine subscription, and coding and writing software.

In addition, SAGT contributed $3,800 for registration fees to help send 15 Carroll ISD teachers to the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented GiftED conference, which was held virtually this year. This conference provided continuing education and new, creative ideas for GT instruction for both the physical and virtual classroom.

This contribution to the CISD GT program would not have been possible without the generous dues and donations of SAGT members. Thank you so much for your financial support, especially in these challenging times. You have made a true difference in the lives of our children.

Below are total SAGT grants awarded each school year (includes grants, teacher training and a $250 Odyssey of the Mind sponsorship):

  • 2020-2021: $14,953

  • 2019-2020: $13,946

  • 2018-2019: $16,125

  • 2017-2018: $17,472

  • 2016-2017: $17,435

  • 2015-2016: $15,847

  • 2014-2015: $ 7,298

  • 2013-2014: $ 5,607

  • 2012-2013: $ 4,743

  • 2011-2012: $ 1,000

  • 2010-2011: $ 1,000