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  • Talented and Gifted (TAG) Program
    MSBSD's TAG Program offers services beyond the classroom to students who have been identified as gifted based upon their academic and cognitive scores. Research shows that grouping gifted students together is an effective and efficient way for them to achieve academic, social, and emotional gains.
    MSBSD TAG Identification Steps: Students in elementary school are screened for achievement through Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) scores. If MAP scores are in the 91st percentile rank or higher in all areas, students can be forwarded for cognitive testing using the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT). If the student qualifies on the CogAT, s/he gains entrance into the TAG program.
    Upcoming TAG Events:

    Elementary Math Derby

    01/22/2022 Cottonwood Creek Elementary

    Elementary Science Olympiad

    03/05/2022  CTHS

    Chess Tournaments

    - Elementary

    - Middle School

    - High School

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    Summer Camps

    - Elementary TAG Camp


    - MS TAG Camp


    May 31 - June 3, 2022



    May 24-27, 2022







    TAG Advocates in the schools

    Big Lake Chrissy Lovelace
    Butte Loren Abney
    Cottonwood Creek Jennifer Bleicher
    Dena'ina Becky Wanser
    Finger Lake Kathryn Brown
    Iditarod Britney Jenkin
    Knik Melinda Michener
    Larson Leslie Burdick
    Machetanz Sarah Rodriguez
    Meadow Lakes Tyler Glaser
    Pioneer Peak Sherri Bauer
    Shaw Beckie Miller
    Sherrod Sean Williams
    Snowshoe Amanda McDonald
    Sutton Emily Jordan
    Talkeetna Lori Holcomb
    Tanaina Crystal Lizer
    Trapper Creek Allison Wall
    Willow Natalie Heppner
    Colony Middle

    Dorothy Hrncir & Terry Clayton

    Houston Middle Janelle Maki
    Mat-Su Central Tricia Kenney
    Palmer Jr Middle Stacy Roberts
    Teeland Middle Heather Olson
    Wasilla Middle Mary (Penny) Groth
    For more information please contact:
    TAG Program Coordinator: Melissa Sadlowski or call 907.761.4020
    TAG Program Secretary: Marianne Southwick or call 907.746.9219


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Last Modified on September 22, 2021