TAG (Talented and Gifted Education)
Grant High School strives to meet the needs of all our students. TAG identified students and their parents are encouraged to work with our staff to seek out opportunities and challenges both in the classroom and in extracurricular activities to meet their individual needs. Teachers are trained to differentiate instruction and to find ways to motivate and engage TAG students to learn and grow at the level and pace that suits their interests and abilities in a given subject. All students have different needs and TAG students are no exception. Any time a student or parent feels that their child is not being challenged in a course they are encouraged to communicate with their instructors to find ways to meet their needs. Our counseling department is an excellent resource as well for students and families to support those conversations with teachers, but also to help seek out resources that may not be obvious to a student who is looking for a challenge or an outlet for their talents.
This site will provide:
- Nomination forms
- What Grant Offers
- Acceleration options both at Grant and outside of PPS
- A copy of the current Grant TAG Plan (2013-2015)
- Articles and Information of interest for parents
Parents, please take some time to read the TAGAC Flyer 2013 (pdf) if you are interested in joining the TAG Advisory Council. Our first meeting is September 17, 2013
TAG - District Website
Events and Opportunities
Dear Colleagues in Talented and Gifted Education:
Below is a forward from Project Lead the Way Director, Ed Dennis. Please consider asking your High School Gifted Female Students to apply for the unique, hands-on opportunity to experience careers in Medicine and Engineering.
THE APPLICATION DEADLINE IS DECEMBER 18, 2013.
Please see below:
Below is the email I sent to area high schools yesterday re: our upcoming Perry Outreach Program in Hillsboro on January 25, 2014. I would very much appreciate it if you could also pass along to PLTW schools in the area. We love PLTW students in our programs because they are engaged and excited! You can direct any questions to me, and thank you for helping us recruit great students.
We’re very excited to announce an upcoming Perry Outreach Program on Saturday, Jan 25, 2014 at the Acumed Headquarters in Hillsboro, OR. The Perry Outreach Program is a free, one-day, hands-on experience for high school and college-aged women who are interested in pursuing careers in medicine and engineering. Students will hear from women leaders in these fields and try it for themselves by performing mock orthopaedic surgeries and biomechanics experiments.
We are now seeking applicants for our Portland Area program. Participants should be women in grades 10 and up with an expressed interest in science, medicine and/or engineering. We would very much appreciate if you could pass this information along to any high school principals, high school science teachers or high school students you may know. Applicants should be directed to fill out our online application in advance of the December 18, 2013 application deadline.
Additional information can be found on our website: www.perryinitiative.org
The application may be accessed directly using the following link: http://perryinitiative.org/programs/student-online-application
A flyer has been attached that may be used to generate student interest in the program. Please feel free to contact me directly with any questions you may have. Again, we sincerely appreciate your help in identifying qualified applicants for our program.
All the best,
Laurie Meszaros, PhD
The Perry Initiative
phone: (302) 319-1113
Inspiring Women to be Leaders in Orthopaedic Surgery and Engineering