Advanced Academics » Overview


Sheldon ISD was one of 373 districts across the U.S. and Canada recognized for creating opportunities for traditionally underrepresented students. Districts on the honor roll demonstrate significant and consistent growth in the number of underrepresented students taking college-level courses and applying to four or more colleges.

Our Mission

The mission of Advanced Academics in Sheldon ISD is to provide equitable opportunities for learners to reach their highest intellectual potential by integrating differentiated, challenging instructional environments that foster college and career success.
The Advanced Academics Department implements the Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted/Talented Students and collaborates with regional, state, and national organizations to meet the needs of academically advanced students and to provide professional development for teachers. Accelerated learning, academic rigor, critical thinking, and social and emotional development are key components of Advanced Academics.

Refer to the district activity calendar for Advanced Academics Events.

Advanced Academics Personnel

Adriana Lugo, Department Secretary
Bonita Taylor, Coordinator of Career and Technical Education

Andrea M. Thompson, CTE Work Based Learning Coordinator

Michelle Taylor, CTE Program Assistant​

Jennifer Williams, Gear Up Coordinator
Heath Dear, District Gifted and Talented Specialist 
Meagan Smith, Insight College Success Adviser

Phone: 281-727-2063