TAG Program Models

TAG IN REGULAR CLASSROOMS (TRC) – The TAG in the Regular Classroom (TRC) Program provides TAG identified students in the attendance area school with differentiated instructional services. Students are cluster grouped with at least 6 TAG identified students, or like learners when possible, in the same classroom. Included among these differentiation strategies are accelerated and flexible pacing, pre-assessment, curriculum compacting, exploring topics in depth, enriched and accelerated learning experiences and advanced opportunities for critical and higher level thinking.

TAG PULL-OUT- The TAG Pull-out Program provides TAG identified students in the attendance area school an enrichment program specifically developed for gifted learners.
The updated TAG Pull-out content has been revised and will be implemented during the 2016-2017 school year. These groups meet during the school day from October through June.  Grades 2 and 3 meet 1.5 hours per week. Grades 4 and 5 meet 2 hours a week.

2017-2018 TAG Pull-Out Units of Study

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TAG CENTERS – The TAG Center Program provides TAG identified students with – full-day advanced, enriched, accelerated educational experiences to meet the unique and specialized instructional, social, and emotional needs of gifted learners. Placement in the TAG Center is through the PGCPS Lottery process. Lottery deadline is March 12. 

Immersion Model- Dora Kennedy and Maya Angelou French Immersion Schools are adopting a cluster grouped strategy based model in Grades 2-5. TAG students are grouped together in one or more classrooms and the teachers are trained in best practices of gifted education- differentiation, critical thinking, rigor, etc. 

In our Spanish Immersions schools, P.E. Williams, Overlook and Cesar Chavez, Grade 2 students are cluster-grouped together in one classroom and teachers are trained in Junior Great Books, best practices of gifted education including differentiation, critical thinking, and rigor.  Grades 3-5 will use the Pull-Out model until their grade level is part of the Spanish Immersion Program.



 Talented and Gifted Programs
Phone: 301-808-3790

Theresa Jackson

TAG Supervisor, Acting 


Scott Brenner
TAG Program Specialist  

 Kathleen Gregory
TAG Program Specialist 


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