This page has been established in an effort to facilitate communication between Mesa's TAG Committee, the Talented and Gifted (TAG) educators/advisors, the students in TAG as well as their parents.
Mesa Elementary School maintains meaningful programs for talented and gifted (TAG) students and for Twice Exceptional learners who have both the characteristics of students with disabilities and students with outstanding potential. TAG students are able to handle more complexity, depth of understanding, and learn more rapidly. Many of these children have heightened sensitivity and other social-emotional characteristics that require affective skill development.
To address the needs of these students, Mesa employs classroom differentiation for grades KG through 5 that utilizes tiered instruction and flexible grouping, provided by highly trained and skilled teachers. For grades 3 through 5, Mesa provides year-long push-in and pull-out academic programs administered by support staff. Mesa also supports students’ affective development through programming that addresses students’ personal, social, and emotional needs. Grade level acceleration may be possible following BVSD guidelines. Additionally, students are offered a variety of extra-curricular enrichment opportunities throughout the year. Together, these strategies aim to address TAG students’ academic and affective aspects of learning.