Expectations and Grading Policies
Program Goals for TAG Students
· TAG students will demonstrate the ability to conceptualize and see relationships at the level of their unique potential in order to become independent, self-directed learners.
· TAG students will utilize critical thinking skills to foster in-depth, complex learning that demonstrates an understanding of advanced content.
· TAG students will develop a positive self concept comparable to their area of giftedness that meets their social and emotional needs in order to interact and communicate effectively with other gifted students, peers, and society.
· TAG students will collaborate in an environment that fosters relationships with students, families, businesses, and the community to further their creative thinking and maximize potential.
· TAG students will use advanced, divergent thinking skills to explore creative possibilities and solutions to enhance productivity and problem solving for themselves and society.
Student attendance is required on the scheduled TAG day. A student must attend unless appropriate arrangements have been made.
During the time students attend TAG they are not required to make up activities completed while they are gone. Work is a “keep up” not a “make up” situation and should not be assigned as homework. Students should understand concepts of the subject content in their regular classroom, and if work is missed, it is at the teacher’s discretion that it be made up or communicated to me that it is essential and should not be missed through time in TAG. Homework is not usually given to in TAG unless the work required is not done during the schedule time during class. If work is not completed, it becomes homework that is due the next time TAG meets.
· Grading Policy
Assessment of TAG students is ongoing. Students will be evaluated on their ability to demonstrate critical thinking skills, creative thinking skills, problem solving skills and leadership skills as compared to other gifted students. Progress Reports will be sent home at multiple times each semester to inform parents of student progress in class.