ATTENTION – PARENTS
Specialty Programs Lottery deadline is March 14th @ 5:00 P.M.
If you are interested in sending your child to a TAG Center, you SHOULD APPLY to the lottery NOW
even if you are still waiting for the outcome of testing and
screening. If your child ends up not qualifying for the TAG program,
the lottery application will not result in placement in a TAG center.
The Talented and Gifted (TAG)
Program is committed to supporting schools in meeting the needs of high
potential, advanced, and gifted learners. During the 2015-2016 School
year, we are shifting our work to respond to current research and best
practices in the field of gifted education. More recent research in the
field of gifted education prompted the National Association for Gifted Children
(NAGC) to redefine giftedness. Highlights of the NAGC's work include the
· The development of ability or talent is a lifelong process. It can
be evident in children as exceptional performance measures of ability, actual
achievement in a subject area, or a rapid rate of learning compared to other
students of the same age.
· Achievement and high levels of motivation in a subject area become
the primary characteristics of giftedness as individuals mature from childhood
PGCPS will continue to evaluate
the present identification process which currently takes place universally at
Grades 1 and 3. We are committed to
advocating for high potential learners by creating, supporting, and
implementing practices and procedures that develop 21st Century learners and
fulfill the goal and promise of PGCPS: Outstanding Academic Achievement for all
PGCPS Currently has three
program models for elementary school students with already developed TAG
abilities, click (here) to learn more about these
For more information about identification and lottery
timelines click (here).