Talented and Gifted (TAG)

    ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​BVSD schools provide programming for Talented and Gifted (TAG) students based on their identified needs and in accordance with district identification policy, which is based on a body of evidence​.

     Talented and Gifted Information



    https://contenthub.bvsd.org/taghttps://contenthub.bvsd.org/tag{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}<p>​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​BVSD schools provide programming for Talented and Gifted (TAG) students based on their identified needs and in accordance with district <a href="http://www.bvsd.org/policies/Policies/IGBB-R.pdf">identification</a> policy, which is based on a body of evidence.   Student may be identified as talented and gifted 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</p></li></ul><p> Schools follow the BVSD <a href="http://www.bvsd.org/policies/Policies/IKE.pdf">Acceleration</a> policy 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 BVSD <a href="http://www.bvsd.org/tag/Pages/EarlyAccessInformation.aspx">Early Access</a> policy.  <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">Advanced Learning Plan</a> (ALP) or, at the secondary level, ​(<a href="https://www.cde.state.co.us/postsecondary/icap">ICAP​</a>). 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 talented and gifted or not.   <br>More information is available at the links below.<span style="text-align:center;line-height:1.6;">​​</span></p><p> </p><ul><li> <a href="https://sites.google.com/a/bvsd.org/sciencefair/" style="text-align:center;line-height:1.6;">Corden Pharma Regional Science Fair</a> (grades 6-12)​<br></li><li> <a href="http://www.bvsd.org/tag/Pages/DestinationImagination.aspx" style="text-align:center;line-height:1.6;">Destination Imagi​nation Boulder </a> (grades k-12)<span style="text-align:center;line-height:1.6;">​</span><br></li><li> <a href="http://www.bvsd.org/tag/Pages/National-History-Day.aspx" style="text-align:center;line-height:1.6;">National History Day</a> (grades 6-12)​<br></li><li>​<a href="http://issuu.com/becky.whittenburg/docs/corrected_master_lit_mag_for_printi">District Literary Magazine​</a> (grades K-12)<br></li><ul><li>​<a href="http://www.bvsd.org/tag/Documents/2015%20Lit%20Mag%20guidelines.pdf">Guidelines​​</a></li></ul></ul><p> <br></p><div>​The BVSD <a href="https://sites.google.com/bvsd.org/tag/home" target="_blank">Advanced Academic Services</a> office supports schools and stakeholders, offers professional development, and oversees school based programming.  A wealth of information is available on the BVSD TAG <a href="https://sites.google.com/bvsd.org/tag/home" target="_blank">Webpage</a>.   <p>The TAG Educational Advisor is the primary  advocate for students, communications, and programming in the school. </p><p> <span style="line-height:1.6;">​For additi</span><span style="line-height:1.6;">onal information, please contact the </span> <span style="line-height:1.6;"></span><a href="https://sites.google.com/bvsd.org/tag/home" style="line-height:1.6;">BVSD Office of A​​dvanced Academic Services</a><span style="line-height:1.6;"> or join the BVSD TAG Listserv -an email list open to all who are interested which provides information about opportunities for children and parents in the local area.   </span><span style="line-height:1.6;">​​​​</span></p></div>

     Resources for Families

    • For resources on socio-emotional support:  Visit Supporting Emotional Needs of Gifted (SENG) website.
    • For local programming and parent support for gifted families: Visit Boulder Valley Gifted & Talented’s website 
    • For parent-led get-togethers, resources and social opportunities for your child:  Visit Boulder Gifted Parent Support.
    • For a broad array of parent and educator resources, gift and reading ideas:  Visit the Hoagies website.

     Upcoming Opportunities in the Area

    Flatirons Elementary Spelling Bee:  December 15, 2015 at 12:30 pm in the Gym

    Flatirons Elementary Geography Bee:  January 26, 2016 at 12:30 pm in the Gym