What will Programming Support Look Like?

TAG programming support is built in to classroom instruction in a way that adds depth and complexity to content. Examples include: tiered lessons, compacted curriculum, independent projects, and enrichment opportunities available at each building. It is best to talk to your child’s classroom teacher(s) as this will look different in each classroom.

Whom do I contact if I have questions about my child’s classroom instruction and TAG programming?

Parents should first contact the classroom teacher(s) to share initial concerns. The Building TAG Coordinator is the next step resource. In the event that further discussion is necessary, the Building TAG Coordinator may consult a building team that may include a school counselor and/or principal.

Will my child be “pulled out” for TAG work?

Meeting the needs of high ability learners is best done in the classroom with a content area specialist. The Building TAG Coordinator and the classroom teacher work collaboratively to ensure students receive appropriate levels of challenge.

How are my child’s records passed to teachers in following years?

Student information can be accessed by teachers through an electronic database. Files are kept by the building level Building TAG Coordinator that provide the classroom teacher with specific information regarding classroom support of the student’s instructional needs.

What do I do if I think my child is gifted or talented, but is not performing well in school?

Some students do not perform up to their abilities. Parents should contact their child’s teacher, school counselor, or Building TAG Coordinator to discuss possible intervention strategies as they monitor the student’s progress.