TAG (Talented and Gifted Education)
Welcome to Grant High School's Talented And Gifted webpage!
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 (2012-2013)
- Articles and Information of interest for parents
If you have questions contact Grant's vice principal and TAG coordinator, Kristyn Westphal
TAG - District Website
Families of newly-identified TAG students
Parents with district staff will discuss what services to expect in the classroom, and discuss rights and responsibilities. TAG 101 will be more hands-on than in past years, with opportunities to try out examples of TAG lesson strategies.
CLUSTER REPRESENTATION FOR TAG ADVISORY COUNCIL
INVITATION to Interested Parents of TAG Students:
The TAG Advisory Council is seeking parent members that represent the demographics of the students served by the district- including gender, cultural, and ethnic diversity. We meet on Tuesday evenings at the District Administration Building, 501 N. Dixon St, 97227, on the second floor- Mahonia Room- from 6:30-8:00 PM on December 11, 2012; January 8, February 12, March 12, April 9, and May 7, 2013.
For more information, contact the PPS Office of Talented and Gifted at 503-916-3358.
TAG Advisory Council:
• Reviews aspects of PPS Talented & Gifted services.
• Makes recommendations with respect to services for talented and gifted children.
• Represents parents from each cluster and building-type (K-8, middle- and high school).
• Meets monthly at the District Administration Building on Tuesday evenings, 6:30-8:00 pm.