TAG

 

 

Walker Mill Middle School

EGATE

800 Karen Blvd. Capital Heights, MD. 20743

  301-808-4055             Main

   301-808-4004/4005         Guidance

   301-808-4039                  Fax

  

 

  

 

The 2014-2015 Lottery Application can be located at https://forms.pgcps.org/specialty


Deadline is March 12, 2014 at 5 PM.

 

Intellects and Philosophers  

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The Talented and Gifted (TAG) Program is an enriched, intensive educational program that meets the specialized needs of highly able students with exceptional talents in various disciplines.  The program is highly accelerated and enriched in Mathematics, affording students success and high achievement on the Science and Technology and the Middle School College Tests and High School Assessment.  The TAG Program offers students a full-day instructional program whereby students may potentially earn several high school credits. The Middle School TAG Program at Walker Mill Middle School totally immerses students in the Multiple Intelligence Study by Howard Gardner.  The English Department engages students using the William and Mary Curriculum, a program integrating a rigorous literary and vocabulary approach to our students..  Through interdisciplinary and thematic units, TAG students experience activities utilizing their strengths.  Students are also offered enrichment through courses, seminars and workshops off campus such as Prince George’s Community College and Johns Hopkins University.  Students explore their interest and strengths throughout the year as they participate in activities collaboratively planned by their team of teachers. 

In addition, the Gifted Students with Special Learning Needs (GSLN) are given viable educational experiences that emphasize their gifts and their strengths.  They receive all components of the TAG Center Program taught using strategies to accentuate their strengths and are provided accommodations based on their needs.

Parents requesting screening for their child should contact Mrs. Cotton at samantha.cotton@pgcps.org no later than October 31, 2014 for the 2014-2015 School Year.  School tours available by appointment only.  

 

Pictured Below: Students at Prince George's Community College Forensics course

Academic TAG Photo

 ACADEMIC FEATURES

READING

  • College of William and Mary Language Arts Curriculum for Highly Able Learners ~ Persuasion, 1940s and Utopia Units
  • Literature Focus Units ~ Classics and Shakespeare
  • Junior Great Books Shared Inquiry

MATHEMATICS

  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • First In Math

SCIENCE

  • Biology and Forensic Courses at Prince George's Community College (Invitation only)
  • Science Fair
  • Science Bowl

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • National History Day Research Project
FOREIGN LANGUAGE
  • Intro to Spanish
  • Spanish 1 
  • Spanish 2

 

 

 

 

 

PROGRAM FEATURES

 

  • Full day instructional program
  • Highly trained teachers selected for their interest and experience
  • Full time TAG Program Coordinator
  • Opportunities for students to progress individually
  • PGCPS Core Curriculum compacted
  • Accelerated and enriched instruction
  • Off-site educational, scientific, and artistic enrichment opportunities
  • Laboratory approach to accelerate and enrich science instruction
  • Advance study and research skills
  • Study of the Fine Arts
Orchestra TAG

Click on the following links for additional information.

CONTACTS

RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS, PARENTS AND EDUCATORS

TALENTED AND GIFTED OFFICE

MARYLAND STATE DEPARTMENT OF GIFTED AND TALENTED EDUCATION

TAG CENTER CURRICULUM OVERVIEW

 COMPETITION AND ENRICHMENT OPPORTUNITIES

 

 

 

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