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​.
    ​​The Talented and Gifted (TAG) program provides students with challenging academic experiences based on their abilities and needs. Individualized identification methods are used to recognize the unique abilities of students from our diverse population. Lafayette Elementary places students in assessment-based learning groups, which are taught by qualified classroom teachers, as well as a full-time TAG Coordinator and additional TAG staff. For example, TAG-identified students may be placed in high-ability groups according to their individual needs for math and literacy. Other current research- and teaching-based models are also incorporated into the classrooms to provide a differentiated, challenging learning experience. As a result of individualized instruction in our talented and gifted program, students will be prepared to take advantage of advanced academic opportunities in middle and high school. Learn more about Lafayette's TAG Focus Program.

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    https://contenthub.bvsd.org/taghttps://contenthub.bvsd.org/tag{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}The BVSD TAG 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" style="">BVSD TAG </strong><a href="https://sites.google.com/bvsd.org/tag/home" target="_blank"><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-2 ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0" style="">Webpage</strong></a><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0" style="">.</span>  <p>The TAG Educational Advisor is the primary advocate for students, communications, and programming in the school. <br></p><p>​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​BVSD schools provide programming for Talented and Gifted (TAG) students based on their identified needs and in accordance with <strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0" style="">district </strong><a href="http://www.bvsd.org/policies/Policies/IGBB-R.pdf"><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0" style="">identification</strong></a><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0" style=""> policy</strong>, 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<br></p></li></ul><p> Schools follow the<strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0" style=""> BVSD </strong><a href="http://www.bvsd.org/policies/Policies/IKE.pdf"><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0" style="">Acceleration</strong></a><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0" style=""> 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" style=""> BVSD </strong><a href="https://sites.google.com/bvsd.org/tag/early-access?authuser=0"><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0" style="">Early Access</strong></a><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0" style=""> 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" style="">Advanced Learning Plan</strong></a><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0" style=""> (ALP)</strong> or, at the secondary level,<strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0" style=""> ​(</strong><a href="https://www.cde.state.co.us/postsecondary/icap"><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0" style="">ICAP​</strong></a><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0" style="">)</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 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><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" style=""><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" style="">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" style=""><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" style="">Barnes & Noble Regional Spelling Bee</strong></a> (grades 3-8)<br><br></li></ul><div>​<br></div>

     

     

    Julie Marquezhttps://lae.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/julie_marquez.aspxhttps://lae.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/julie_marquez.aspx{049115ca-4554-4ebe-b098-ac48702f4607}Julie MarquezTAG Coordinator/Teacher GP0|#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-27bc329df1ff720-561-8938julie.marquez@bvsd.orgOffice/ 105B
    Cindy Olsenhttps://lae.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/cindy_olsen.aspxhttps://lae.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/cindy_olsen.aspx{049115ca-4554-4ebe-b098-ac48702f4607}Cindy OlsenTUTOR, TAGGP0|#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-27bc329df1ff720-561-8914cindy.olsen@bvsd.org105B

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