Advanced Academics/Gifted & Talented

2022-23 Parent Referral/Permission to Test for Gifted Instructional Services

A variety of programming is offered to students who achieve at high levels or who have the potential to do so. Klein is proud to celebrate a long tradition of offering advanced level coursework and challenging activities to our students.

Klein ISD Advanced Academic Services supports students with high academic ability or the potential of performing at high levels academically, through specialized classroom services which may include depth and complexity, enrichment, differentiation through content, process, and product, investigative research pathways, academic acceleration, and readiness for college and career. All of these components turn rigorous learning into action to address the cognitive, social, and emotional needs of gifted and advanced Klein ISD learners.

Programs include Gifted/Talented, Klein Prep,  Advanced Placement, the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programm, AVID, Dual Credit, and various out-of-school options. Advanced Academic Services is also proud to oversee the innovative College and Career Readiness System called Path. Please visit our links for more information.

Important Information

2022-23 International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Information and Application

All Klein ISD 8th, 9th, and 10th graders are eligible to apply!
Bus Transportation is provided from students' home campus to Klein Oak High School.

For more information, please contact Heather Cook, Assistant Director, Advanced Academic Services, 832-249-4718 or Elizabeth Bowling, KOHS IB Advisor, 832-484-5042. 

Please click here for the IB Application Website


Meet the Team

[email protected]
Twitter: @PlottKplott

Supporting Campuses

Provides Guidance for all Advanced Academic Programs

  • Advanced Course Development
  • College Board District Contact
  • Service Design
  • Family/Community Involvement
  • G/T Placement Final Appeal

Assistant Director
[email protected]

Supporting Campuses


  • Klein High
  • Klein Cain
  • Klein Collins
  • Klein Forest
  • Klein Oak
  • Vistas
  • All High School Campus Support
  • AP
  • IB Program Evaluation
  • Dual Credit Instructional Support
  • SAT
  • PSAT
  • Duke TIP

Program Coordinator
[email protected]
Twitter: @Jasper_KleinTX

Supporting Campuses
  • Brill
  • Fox
  • Roth
  • Zwink
  • French
  • Hassler
  • Mahaffey
  • Metzler
  • Northampton
  • Schultz

  • G/T ELA Humanities: Elementary
  • Identification & Curriculum: Creativity
  • Project Lead the Way
  • Extracurricular: Coding & Robotics

Program Coordinator
[email protected]
Twitter: @ChelCoSalazar

Supporting Campuses
  • Benfer
  • Benignus
  • Ehrhardt
  • Haude
  • Kreinhop
  • Kuehnle
  • Lemm
  • Mittelstadt
  • Mueller
  • Theiss
  • Klein Oak (IB)
  • IB Program Support
  • College and Career Readiness
  • Affective Curriculum
  • GT Summit
  • Academic Decathlon/Octathlon

Program Coordinator
[email protected]
Twitter: @GordonKSee

Supporting Campuses
  • Epps Island
  • Kaiser
  • Klenk
  • McDougle
  • Bernshausen
  • Blackshear
  • Frank
  • Khorville
  • Krahn
  • Intermediate Schools (Path)
  • High Schools (AVID)
  • AVID
  • Path
  • Destination Imagination
  • Duke TIP

Aira Akutagawa
Program Coordinator
[email protected]  Twitter: @Akutagawa_Aira

Supporting Campuses
  • Doerre
  • Hilderabndt
  • Hofius
  • Kleb
  • Klein Intermediate
  • Krimmel
  • Schindewolf
  • Strack
  • Ulrich
  • Wunderlich
  • Greenwood Forest Elementary
  • Nitsch Elementary
  • Eiland Elementary
  • Professional Learning Co-lead
  • Intermediate G/T ELA Humanities
  • Academic Pentathlon 

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