Southlake Association for Gifted and Talented

Welcome back!

This is the time to join/renew your SAGT membership for 2023-2024 school year!

2024 Scholarship Application - Now Open! 

If you have a Carroll Senior, your child can apply for a $1,500 college scholarship. More info and application directions on the Scholarship link at the top of this page. Apply before March 25th! 

Upcoming Events

Brown Bag Series - Navigating the 2024-2025 Academic Planning Guide

Wednesday, February 28, 2024, 11am-1pm. Carroll Admin Building - Lonesome Dove

This members-only parent-to-parent forum will discuss the Intermediate, Middle and High School Academic Planning Guide from a GT perspective. Gina Peddy, CISD Exec Director of Curriculum & Instruction, will address new courses and course changes. Gina and our parent panel will provide tips and insights on helping your students plan for next school year.  


Recommended for parents of rising 5th-12th grade students. This is a Brown Bag Series event, so feel free to bring your lunch, and questions. 

Please register here 

Overnight at the Zoo

Saturday March 2nd

One of our most fun events of the year! Come sleep at the Fort Worth Zoo. Students and parents will need to bring sleeping bags and pillows (no tents). Camping will be indoors in a climate-controlled environment. Safari Overnight is a SAGT Member-Only event. All participants (including friends & guests) must be members of SAGT. Students must be accompanied by an adult. 

Cost: $75 per attendee

Please register here 

Annual Spring Speaker - Dr. Mary Christopher

Tuesday, March 26, 2024, 11am-1pm

Dr. Christopher, expert in leadership development and parent support, will speak about overcoming perfectionism and anxiety and building resilience in gifted students.

Brown Bag Series - Roadmap to your Child’s Success

Wednesday, April 24, 2024, 11am-1pm

Gina Peddy will present with a panel on navigating the best academic path for our K-8 kids.

More information will be communicated through our monthly SAGT newsletter 

Questions? Contact Parent Programs at

Important Scholarship Dates! 

Feb 15 - Scholarship applications open (must be SAGT member)

Mar 25 - 11:59pm CT deadline to submit applications

Apr 15 - Winner notified!

Recent Event Highlights 

Andre Bradford - No Hard Feelings 

For the 1st time ever, SAGT Parent Programs and Student Programs teamed up to bring back an encore presentation by the talented Andre Bradford, aka. S.C.Says. Once again he delivered a fantastic presentation for all. Thank you to Mr. Bradford for sharing his time and talents with us. 

DaVinci & Einstein Member Meet & Greet

Family sponsors of the DaVinci & Einstein levels were given the opportunity to meet and greet GT CISD staff and other GT parents last month. This is our traditional "thank you" benefit for these memberships! Thank you to all who attended and THANK YOU to our wonderful GT teachers who came out to introduce themselves! We appreciate you! 

Complimentary Week!

Back by popular demand, on August 26th, your amazing Student Programs committee in conjunction with Chelsea Hall hosted the Study Skills Session. 

We had record attendance for this event, and because it was so impactful, Chelsea Hall has graciously given our members this complimentary week of study hall for all SAGT members! Reference this gift card when booking. 

Expires 5/24 

Just as we do every year, SAGT will offer events of interest for the parents of students as well as opportunities for students and parents to learn together. 

Here is a reminder of all the wonderful things your SAGT membership gave you access to last year!

Thank YOU for your membership! We look forward to another successful year!



Each year, through membership and donations, SAGT is able to offer a $1500 scholarship to one Carroll High School Senior. The senior selected is one we believe has developed his or her special gift, and through leadership and community service, used that gift to positively impact the community or world.

SAGT is proud to present the 2023 SAGT Scholarship to senior, Sydney Fraser.

Sydney has a gift for leadership, public speaking, and youth advocacy. Sydney leads the Carroll Speech Team, is Captain of Emerald Belles, founded a new Carroll Model United Nations Team, was chosen to represent Carroll at Texas Girls State which is an elite leadership development program for young women. Of the 600 girls attending Girls State, Sydney was chosen as one of two girls to represent Texas at Girls Nation where she was honored at The White House and Captiol Hill. 

Sydney's teacher recommender states: "What sets this student apart is their gift of leadership. People are drawn to this student. (She) has a lot of energy, is full of ideas, and is always ready to try something new."

"Many of (my students) are sharp, critical thinkers – and this student is too – but at the heart of it, this student is a gifted public speaker."

"It’s their intense focus on being excellent at everything they do that makes this student special."

Sydney is planning to attend University of Michigan in Ann Arbor this fall where she plans to continue building her skills in public speaking and advocacy. Her hope is to work on Capitol Hill. She believes she can be a "change-maker in our world".



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