Talented and Gifted (TAG)

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     Heatherwood's TAG Program

    ​A variety of talent development activities are offered to students with strong interests in specific subjects.  Students who demonstrate gifted abilities in academic areas are identified and appropriate learning activities are developed for them within their regular classrooms or for short sessions in other classrooms.  Students may be nominated by parents, classroom teachers or specialists.  An assessment process will take place to determine the academic needs and strengths of the student.  All second grade students are given the Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test. The TAG Academic Advisor oversees the program.

    TAG Resources

     Talented and Gifted Information

     

     

    https://contenthub.bvsd.org/taghttps://contenthub.bvsd.org/tag{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}The BVSD Gifted & Talented (GT) Office supports schools and stakeholders, offers professional development, and oversees school-based programming.  A wealth of information is available on the <strong class="ms-rteFontSize-2 ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0">BVSD GT </strong><a href="https://sites.google.com/bvsd.org/tag/home" target="_blank"><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-2 ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0">Webpage</strong></a><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0">.</span>  <div><br><p>The Gifted & Talented Advisor (GTA) is the primary advocate for students, communications, and programming in the school. <br></p><p>​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​BVSD schools provide programming for GT students based on their identified needs and in accordance with <strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0" style=""><a href="https://sites.google.com/bvsd.org/tag/identification/gt-identification?authuser=0">district identification policy</a></strong> which is based on a body of evidence.   Students may be identified as Gifted & Talented in one or more of the following areas: </p><ul><li> ​General or specific intellectual ability​ </li><li> Specific academic aptitude </li><li> Creative or productive thinking​ </li><li> ​Leadership abilities </li><li><p>Visual arts, performing arts, musical or psychomotor abilities<br></p></li></ul><p> Schools follow the<strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0"> BVSD </strong><a href="http://www.bvsd.org/policies/Policies/IKE.pdf"><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0">Acceleration</strong></a><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0"> policy</strong> when making decisions about subject or grade level acceleration for students.  Some highly advanced gifted children may enter kindergarten or first grade early through  the<strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0"> BVSD </strong><a href="https://sites.google.com/bvsd.org/tag/early-access?authuser=0"><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0">Early Access</strong></a><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0"> policy</strong>.  <br>The classroom teacher is the primary provider of advanced academic services to students. Programming is documented in the student's <a href="http://www.bvsd.org/tag/TAGadvisordocuments/Shared%20Documents/ALP%20and%20IC%20documents/BVSD%20ALP%20Guide.pdf"><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0">Advanced Learning Plan</strong></a><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0"> (ALP)</strong> or, at the secondary level,<strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0"> ​(</strong><a href="https://www.cde.state.co.us/postsecondary/icap"><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0">ICAP​</strong></a><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0">)</strong>. Programming may include academic, enrichment,  and affective (social emotional) supports and extensions.  </p><p>BVSD sponsors four district-wide enrichment activities.  These are open to students whether they are identified as GT or not.   <br>More information is available at the links below.<span style="text-align:center;line-height:1.6;">​​</span></p><ul><li> <a href="https://sites.google.com/a/bvsd.org/sciencefair/" style="text-align:center;line-height:1.6;"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0"><strong>Corden Pharma Colorado Regional Science Fair</strong></span></a> (grades 6-12)​<br></li><li> <a href="https://sites.google.com/bvsd.org/tag/destination-imagination" target="_blank" style="text-align:center;line-height:1.6;"><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0">Destination Imagi​nation - NOCO Canyon Region</strong></a> (grades k-12)<span style="text-align:center;line-height:1.6;">​</span><br></li><li><a href="https://sites.google.com/bvsd.org/tag/history-day" target="_blank" style="text-align:center;line-height:1.6;"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0"><strong>Boulder Regional History Day</strong></span></a> (grades 6-12)​<br></li><li><a href="https://sites.google.com/bvsd.org/tag/contestscompetitions-and-enrichment?authuser=0"><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0">Boulder Valley Regional Spelling Bee</strong></a> (grades 3-8)<br><br></li></ul><div>​<br></div></div>

     Meet Our TAG Staff

     

     

    JENNIFER ARREOLAhttps://hee.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/jennifer_arreola.aspxhttps://hee.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/jennifer_arreola.aspx{dc383e36-2d49-4094-bac9-a1a73bc483e7}JENNIFER ARREOLATAG ADVISORGP0|#0aa1e5d4-96bd-43c0-9df0-d2fb025febce;L0|#00aa1e5d4-96bd-43c0-9df0-d2fb025febce|Talented and Gifted;GTSet|#047c81e0-37dc-4eae-934f-e677abc2b456;GPP|#ac90095b-9ee0-42c4-9b52-26efaebea9b3;GPP|#6ad9fbb3-bf89-49b8-9e36-ddd3131d80d6;GPP|#4d055820-42d8-4f9b-843d-27bc329df1ff720-561-6962jennifer.arreola@bvsd.org

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