Talented and Gifted (TAG)

TAG at Lewis Central High School

At Lewis Central High School, gifted services are offered through three programming strands, with support for learners and teachers at every level.  Lewis Central Community Schools is committed to meeting the needs of diverse learners.  On-going professional development and teacher training additionally help to support the needs of the varying abilities of students at our schools.

At Lewis Central secondary schools, grades 6-12, the gifted strategist is Michelle Kavars.  Her contact information is michelle.kavars@lewiscentral.org.

TAG Program Strands

High School 

Inclusive (Open to all students. Participation based on interest, initiative, and effort.)

Major pieces of inclusive programming:
College credit coursework (AP, online, and IWCC) grades 11-12
Advanced coursework (pre-requisites must be met)
Differentiated instruction provided by classroom teacher
Elective course offerings, student enrichment clubs, programs, and activities offered at the school.


Selective (Consistent performance at or above the 95th percentile on multiple measures in math or reading over a period of three years.)

Major pieces of selective programming:
Notification to teachers of advanced learning ability
Cluster grouping classrooms at lower grade levels when honors / advanced option is not available
Instructional support provided to teachers in differentiating instruction
Participation in enrichment programs such as the National History Day Competition, Mock Trial, etc.
Early entry into college-credit coursework in 9th grade year

*Students are also eligible for inclusive services

 
Highly-Selective (Performance, Invitation only) (Consistent performance at or above the 97th percentile on multiple measures in math or reading over a period of 3 years.)

Major pieces of highly selective programming:
Notification to teachers of advanced learning ability
Advanced coursework
Cluster grouping classrooms at lower grade levels when honors / advanced option is not available
Instructional support provided to teachers in differentiating instruction Single subject or whole grade acceleration, compacted instruction, increased pace and rigor of instruction as needed with teacher and gifted strategist. (Administrator approval required.)
Independent study learning opportunities
TAG Plan for differentiated learning written to support and document instructional accommodations.
Early entry into college-credit coursework in 9th grade year
TAG Titan Time Groups
NSI (National Scholars Institute) supported nomination.

*Students also receive support through inclusive and selective programming.


For more information about the District TAG Plan regarding identification procedures and services offered to students, click on the following link:

District TAG Plan 

 

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