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Welcome to Advanced Academics

  • Advanced Academic Services of Waco ISD is dedicated to providing the most appropriate educational services for gifted and advanced students in kindergarten through 12th grade. The gifted and advanced students are engaged and challenged at every level. Elementary GT students receive services through differentiated instruction in the GT cluster classrooms in addition to GT Enrichment Pullout. Gifted and talented identified kindergarten students begin receiving services in March. Secondary GT and advanced students receive differentiated instruction through the ATLAS Academy, Pre-Adv/AP and Dual Credit classrooms.


    Our purpose is to promote rigor, depth, complexity and challenge for the District's advanced and gifted learners, with the goal of providing the opportunity to produce advanced products and performances.

Advanced Academics Responsibilities

    • Gifted and Talented (GT)
    • ATLAS Academy
    • Advanced Placement-AP/Pre-Adv
    • College Readiness
    • National History Day Competition
    • Science Fair
    • Destination Imagination
    • Academic Decathlon
    • Mock Trial
    • Academic UIL events

Department Director

Contact Us

  • WISD Administration Building
    501 Franklin Avenue
    P.O. Box 27
    Waco, Texas 76703
    Phone: (254) 755-9473
    Fax: (254)755-9657
    Fax2: (254) 755-9680


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