1. Advanced Content Classes
All AP Courses offered at NSHS count as TAG Participation. In addition, select sections of the following courses can count as TAG participation: 9th Lit Hon, 10th Lit Hon, & Accelerated Geometry.
2. TAG Elective Courses
Sophomores and older are eligible to take TAG Directed Study.
Juniors and Seniors are eligible to take TAG Internship.
Learn more about seminars and register for seminars here.
If a student is not recommended or scheduled for a TAG content class, how does he or she receive TAG services?
In the seminar, students meet for 14 contact hours with a TAG teacher, exploring an area of concentration not typically available in or beyond the regular course offerings. This is currently completed through 3rd period Study Hall, 20 minutes of free time built into every 3rd period, both A and B days. The student must complete all assignments in TEAMS in order to earn TAG participation.
Will colleges see a record of TAG participation on my son or daughter’s transcript?
Yes. On students’ schedules, it will list Gifted Participation.. As long as a student successfully completes one TAG service each semester, they will be a grade of "CR" - "Credit Received" on their grade report and transcript.
How do honors and gifted content courses differ?
While in middle school there is a difference between the advanced and gifted courses, at the high school level they virtually the same. Honors courses feature advanced rigor and earn 7 extra points upon earning a passing grade each semester. Gifted content courses meet these same requirements; however, they are taught by a gifted certified teacher and feature an enrichment unit.
My student is supposed to be in a gifted content course, but his or her schedule only says honors. Is this correct?
Honors and gifted courses will have the same title. For example, Gifted Honors Biology will only appear as Honors Biology. The way you can tell it is gifted is to look at the course number. For each course number there is a number like this: 23.0530010 or 23.2530010. Both of these course numbers identify that these are AP Language and Composition courses. The presence of the 2 after the decimal tells you that the course is a gifted content section, meeting gifted participation requirements. So again, Honors Biology: 26.0120040; Gifted Honors Biology: 26.2120040. If your student was recommended for a gifted content course and does not have any other gifted content courses in the schedule, please contact the counselor.
Do APs count as TAG participation?
Yes. AP courses count as a student’s TAG participation if they are taught by a gifted endorsed teacher.
My student is enrolled in TAG but his or her schedule doesn’t say TAG participation—what should I do?
Please email the TAG Coordinator, Christine Pekatos (firstname.lastname@example.org) She will look into the issue and contact you if she needs any information.
What are the benefits of continuation in the TAG program in high school?
Is participation mandatory?
No. If at any point you feel that your student’s needs would be better met by not participating in the TAG program, please contact the TAG Coordinator, Christine Pekatos (email@example.com).