The TAG Office is in transition to a new location at: Bonnie F. Johns Educational Media Center; 8437 Landover Road Landover, MD. 

During this time it may be difficult reaching TAG Program staff by phone. If you have questions, please email 
Scott Brenner or Kathy Gregory

The Talented and Gifted (TAG) Program is committed to supporting schools in meeting the needs of high potential, advanced, and gifted learners. PGCPS has been shifting identification and programming 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 following:

·        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 to adolescence.

PGCPS continues to evaluate identification processes which currently take place universally at Grades 1 and 3. For the 2016-2017 school year, all Grade 3 students will be tested in October and all Grade 1 students will be tested in January. 


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 Students.


PGCPS Currently has three program models for elementary school students with already developed TAG abilities. There is an alternate  strategy- based model in our French and Spanish  Immersion schools. Click (here) to learn more about these models.

For more information about identification and lottery timelines click (here).

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Talented and Gifted Programs
Walker Mill Middle School
800 Karen Boulevard
Capitol Heights, MD 20743
Phone: 301-808-3790
Fax 301-808-8270  

Mary Cay Ricci

Scott Brenner
TAG Program Specialist

Kathleen Gregory
TAG Program Specialist

Last modified: 6/27/2017 10:31:43 AM