Talented and Gifted (TAG)
Talented and Gifted Education Philosophy
The Pleasant Hill School District community is deeply committed to high student achievement in academics, co-curricular activities, and life skills. We believe in fostering competence, confidence, and self-esteem since it is in their interrelationship that learning takes place. In a safe environment, students are challenged to meet or exceed state standards and to work individually and collectively to become productive, compassionate citizens of their community, country and ever-changing world.
Talented and Gifted Programs and Services in Pleasant Hill School District
While many TAG students exhibit similar characteristics and share a common need for instructional adaptations to meet their potential, Pleasant Hill School District recognizes that even within this group, there is a great deal of diversity. Our district provides a variety of programs to enrich the educational experience of our TAG students; however, some of the most important services are provided at the individual level in the educational settings in which students spend the majority of their time. At our elementary level, students, teachers, and parents collaborate to create a written individualized TAG plan each year, including both adaptations in the classroom environment, along with potential extracurricular offerings in which the student can continue to grow as a learner. At the secondary level, these lines of communication remain open between teachers, parents, and students, as we seek to provide students with course offerings and programs suited to their needs and goals.
For more information about TAG identification or services, please refer to the linked district TAG plan or reach out to your child's teacher, building principal, or school-level TAG coordinator.