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


  • GT 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, November 18th, 2022.

  • The grant application will close on Friday, December 2nd, 2022 at 8pm.

  • Incomplete applications or those received after the deadline of December 2nd, 2022, 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.

  • Any items that require additional district approval, and may arrive late in the year, will not be considered. Requested items for consideration should be items that students will benefit from for the current school year.


Applicants will be receiving notification starting December 9th, 2022, and will be invited to attend the SAGT check presentation to CISD Trustees at a CISD School Board meeting tentatively scheduled for December 12th, 2022.


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

2022-2023 SAGT Teacher Grants Awarded

The SAGT Grants Committee is pleased to announce we have presented a check to the CISD School Board in the amount of $6,718.64 to be applied directly to the enrichment of the CISD GT community!

This year SAGT awarded 5 teacher grants totaling $4,384.64 to teachers at Rockenbaugh, Eubanks, Carroll Elementary, Carroll Middle, and Carroll High school. The money will be used to support gifted students in the classroom with items including alternative seating, alternative desks, aqua culture growing systems, and board games that support argumentative units. In addition, SAGT contributed $2,334 to help send 6 teachers to the Texas Association of Gifted and Talented conference in December. This conference provided continuing education, and new creative ideas for GT instruction.

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! 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):

  • 2022-2023: $6,719

  • 2021-2022: $13,212

  • 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