Established in 2000 and located in the heart of Uptown Dallas, Travis TAG is a school for Academically Talented and Gifted students in grades four through eight. As the premier TAG school of Dallas ISD’s magnet programs Travis is known as the academic powerhouse where both schools, the Vanguard (4th-5th grades) and Academy (6th-8th grades) are rated exemplary by the Texas Education Agency.
At Travis TAG, our families and student body come from all over Dallas bringing diversity, culture and language together to form a well interconnected community and enriched environment. Our TAG curriculum is accelerated, challenging and wide-ranging to adjust for the modern world. Our faculty members are experts in their discipline, patient listeners, coherent communicators and can pivot to changing circumstances while maintaining instruction.
At Travis TAG our goal is to educate “the whole child” and to encourage students to realize their full potential by practicing critical thinking and problem-solving strategies to move them into their next phase of learning. We are Travis, we are Premier, Proven and Proud!
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Principal Brandt is holding private campus tours on Friday afternoons at 4 pm.
Please contact Ms. Ceniceros at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your tour.
ABOUT OUR ELECTIVES
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: What is required to test and apply for Travis? And when are applications due?
Q: How many seats are currently open for each grade?
A: For the 2021-2022 school year there were 88 seats open in 4th grade and 22 seats open for 6th grade. At this time no seats are available in 5th, 7th and 8th but we encourage you to apply as sometimes seats open up due to families moving out of town.
Q: Where do most of Travis’ accepted students come from?
A: Students apply from all over Dallas and currently our student body is made up of families from over 40+ Dallas county zip codes, including students from both public and private schools.
Q: How much homework is assigned?
A: It varies, some teachers do not give homework, some teachers give homework but typically no more than 1-2 hours. Many of our talented Travis students are in extra-curricular after school programs (club sports, band, etc.) and make their after school practices every night without harm to their studies. Students may also be working independently or within a group on class projects throughout the school year. Travis students learn strong time management skills.
Q: What high schools do Travis students attend?
A: Over the past few years over ~34% of Travis students went on to Townview TAG and ~18% go on to SEM, ~12% to Booker T., 14% to Woodrow Wilson and 2% to private Dallas high schools.
Q: Are there sports teams at Travis?
A: No, most of our talented students are on competitive club teams or continue to participate in UIL sports at their homeschool. Please contact your homeschool for more information.
Q: Are there buses for Travis?
A: Yes. Please visit the DISD Student Transportation Services web page to find your child’s route: https://www.dallasisd.org/Page/62269
Q: Who can I contact regarding the Magnet application process?
A: Please contact the Dallas ISD Magnet office or our Travis Magnet Coordinator, Dr. Hasani Wilburn at email@example.com or 972-794-7500.
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