Talented and Gifted (TAG)

    ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​BVSD schools provide programming for Talented and Gifted (TAG) students based on their identified needs and in accordance with district identification policy, which is based on a body of evidence​.

    TAG (Talented and Gifted)

    Fireside Elementary Talented and Gifted Programming  and Activities

    At Fireside Elementary, the TAG Educational Advisor is the primary  advocate for students, communications, and programming in the school.   The TAG Advisor at Fireside Elementary is Janine Fitzgerald who may be reached at janine.fitzgerald@bvsd.org, or by phone (720) 561 – 7918.
     
    The academic programming for TAG identified and high ability students includes:
    • 5th Grade TAG Enrichment Program
    • 4th Grade Challenge Math
    • 3rd Grade Challenge Math
    • 2nd Grade Challenge Math
    • 1st Grade Challenge Math​

    Students may also be involved in the following enrichment activities and clubs:
    • Geography Bee (4th and 5th) Date: December 13, 1:30-2:30
    • Spelling Bee (3rd, 4th and 5th) Date: January 25, 1:15- 2:15, Amphitheater
    • Student Council (4th and 5th) Elections:  early November
    • Chess Club​​​ Date: Wednesdays, Feb 14-March 22, 2:30-3:10pm, Room 192
    • Science Fair:  Spring - March 14

     Talented and Gifted Information

     

     

    https://contenthub.bvsd.org/taghttps://contenthub.bvsd.org/tag{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}The BVSD TAG Office supports schools and stakeholders, offers professional development, and oversees school-based programming.  A wealth of information is available on the <strong class="ms-rteFontSize-2 ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0" style="">BVSD TAG </strong><a href="https://sites.google.com/bvsd.org/tag/home" target="_blank"><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-2 ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0" style="">Webpage</strong></a><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0" style="">.</span>  <p>The TAG Educational Advisor is the primary advocate for students, communications, and programming in the school. <br></p><p>​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​BVSD schools provide programming for Talented and Gifted (TAG) students based on their identified needs and in accordance with <strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0" style="">district </strong><a href="http://www.bvsd.org/policies/Policies/IGBB-R.pdf"><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0" style="">identification</strong></a><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0" style=""> policy</strong>, which is based on a body of evidence.   Student may be identified as Talented and Gifted in one or more of the following areas: </p><ul><li> ​General or specific intellectual ability​ </li><li> Specific academic aptitude </li><li> Creative or productive thinking​ </li><li> ​Leadership abilities </li><li><p>Visual arts, performing arts, musical or psychomotor abilities<br></p></li></ul><p> Schools follow the<strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0" style=""> BVSD </strong><a href="http://www.bvsd.org/policies/Policies/IKE.pdf"><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0" style="">Acceleration</strong></a><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0" style=""> policy</strong> when making decisions about subject or grade level acceleration for students.  Some highly advanced gifted children may enter kindergarten or first grade early through  the<strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0" style=""> BVSD </strong><a href="https://sites.google.com/bvsd.org/tag/early-access?authuser=0"><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0" style="">Early Access</strong></a><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0" style=""> policy</strong>.  <br>The classroom teacher is the primary provider of advanced academic services to students. Programming is documented in the student's <a href="http://www.bvsd.org/tag/TAGadvisordocuments/Shared%20Documents/ALP%20and%20IC%20documents/BVSD%20ALP%20Guide.pdf"><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0" style="">Advanced Learning Plan</strong></a><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0" style=""> (ALP)</strong> or, at the secondary level,<strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0" style=""> ​(</strong><a href="https://www.cde.state.co.us/postsecondary/icap"><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0" style="">ICAP​</strong></a><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0" style="">)</strong>. Programming may include academic, enrichment,  and affective (social emotional) supports and extensions.  </p><p>BVSD  sponsors four district-wide enrichment activities.  These are open to students whether they are identified as talented and gifted or not.   <br>More information is available at the links below.<span style="text-align:center;line-height:1.6;">​​</span></p><ul><li> <a href="https://sites.google.com/a/bvsd.org/sciencefair/" style="text-align:center;line-height:1.6;"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0" style=""><strong>Corden Pharma Colorado Regional Science Fair</strong></span></a> (grades 6-12)​<br></li><li> <a href="https://sites.google.com/bvsd.org/tag/destination-imagination" target="_blank" style="text-align:center;line-height:1.6;"><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0" style="">Destination Imagi​nation - NOCO Canyon Region</strong></a> (grades k-12)<span style="text-align:center;line-height:1.6;">​</span><br></li><li><a href="https://sites.google.com/bvsd.org/tag/history-day" target="_blank" style="text-align:center;line-height:1.6;"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0" style=""><strong>Boulder Regional History Day</strong></span></a> (grades 6-12)​<br></li><li><a href="https://sites.google.com/bvsd.org/tag/contestscompetitions-and-enrichment?authuser=0"><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0" style="">Barnes & Noble Regional Spelling Bee</strong></a> (grades 3-8)<br><br></li></ul><div>​<br></div>

     

     

    Janine Fitzgeraldhttp://fie.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/janine_fitzgerald.aspxhttp://fie.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/janine_fitzgerald.aspx{0316da40-020d-4e0e-bdb1-3a130a271d47}Janine FitzgeraldTUTOR, TAGGP0|#0aa1e5d4-96bd-43c0-9df0-d2fb025febce;L0|#00aa1e5d4-96bd-43c0-9df0-d2fb025febce|Talented and Gifted;GTSet|#047c81e0-37dc-4eae-934f-e677abc2b456;GPP|#ac90095b-9ee0-42c4-9b52-26efaebea9b3;GPP|#6ad9fbb3-bf89-49b8-9e36-ddd3131d80d6;GPP|#4d055820-42d8-4f9b-843d-27bc329df1ff720-561-7918janine.fitzgerald@bvsd.orgRoom 192

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