Application Process


2016-17 Application Process

The application process to apply during the 2016-17 school year (for enrollment in the 2017-18 school year) will begin on December 5, 2016 and conclude on January 31, 2017.

For detailed information regarding our application process and scoring, please see our application packet below:

2016-17 TAG Application Packet (Complete)


As part of the application, students are asked to read a specific article and complete a project on that article. This process is explained in the application packet above. The reading and the types of projects that students can choose from will be available below.

TAG Project – Article

TAG Project – Guidelines and Rubric (This is also contained inside the application packet)



While any student can apply to TAG, regardless of his or her city of residence, students who live within Dallas ISD boundaries will receive priority in the application process. More details about out-of-district applications will be included in the application packet.

After all qualified in-district applicants (those who meet the minimum admissions requirements and have completed the application process) have been awarded seats, remaining seats will be awarded to out-of-district applicants.

Upperclassmen Applications

We have an enrollment cap of 260 students, with 65 in each grade level.  If we have openings in our 10th grade, we will make those seats available to new applicants.

Waiting List

Qualified applicants who are not selected due to limited space will be placed on a waiting list. Applications will remain active until the beginning of the second six weeks of the fall semester and student vacancies will be filled until that time.