TAG (Talent and Gifted)
Ms. Fitzgerald's TAG Website
BVSD TAG info
District Level Talented and Gifted Programming, Policy, and Activities
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. Student may be identified as talented and gifted in one or more of the following areas:
- General or specific intellectual ability
- Specific academic aptitude
- Creative or productive thinking
- Leadership abilities
- Visual arts, performing arts, musical or psychomotor abilities
Schools follow the BVSD Acceleration 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 Early Access policy.
The classroom teacher is the primary provider of advanced academic services to students. Programming is documented in the student's Advanced Learning Plan (ALP) or, at the secondary level, (ICAP). Programming may include academic, enrichment and affective (social emotional) supports and extensions.
BVSD sponsors four district-wide enrichment activities. These are open to students whether they are identified as talented and gifted or not. More information is available at the links below.
The BVSD Advanced Academic Services office supports schools and stakeholders, offers professional development, and oversees school based programming. A wealth of information is available on the BVSD TAG Webpage.
Fireside Elementary Talented and Gifted Programming and Activities
At Fireside Elementary, the TAG Educational Advisor is the primary advocate for students, communications, and programming in the school. The TAG Advisor at Fireside Elementary is Janine Fitzgerald who may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone (720) 561 – 7918.
The academic programming for talented and gifted students includes:
- 5th Grade Enrichment program
- 4th Grade Math
- 4th Grade S.T.E.M.
Students may also be involved in the following enrichment activities and clubs:
- Lego League (4th and 5th)
- Geography Bee (4th and 5th)
- Spelling Bee (3rd, 4th and 5th)
- Student Council (4th and 5th)
- Chess Club
- Junior Lego League (3rd)
For additional information, please contact the BVSD Office of Advanced Academic Services 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. The Listserv also published the Gray Matters Newsletter, and posts information about events that may be of interest to students and their parent/guardians. To subscribe to the low-medium volume list, email email@example.com with your request.