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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.
    Did you know that MSBSD has a specialized program available for 3rd through 5th grade TAG students? Elementary TAG students may choose to attend the TAG program at Finger Lake Elementary School. This is a district-wide choice offering families a specialized model for their child. The TAG program is a self-contained learning experience for students with similar needs. MSBSD is proud to have options for families and we encourage you to look into this program for your TAG student. For more information, click here
    Upcoming TAG Events:

    Elementary Math Derby

    01/18/2020 Cottonwood Creek Elementary

    Chess Tournaments


    Middle School

    High School

    Click here for more information








    Colony Middle School



    Elementary Science Olympiad 03/28/2020 Mat-Su Career & Tech Ed High School


    Elementary TAG Summer Camp


    MS TAG Summer Camp







    Finger Lake Elementary



    Colony Middle School


    TAG Advocates in the schools

    Beryozova N/A
    Big Lake N/A
    Butte Loren Abney
    Cottonwood Creek Jennifer Bleicher
    Dena'ina Becky Wanser
    Finger Lake Juliana Hardy
    Finger Lake Colin Boyden
    Iditarod Britney Jenkin
    Knik Melinda Michener
    Larson Emily Callaway
    Machetanz Sarah Rodriguez
    Meadow Lakes Susan VanGorder
    Pioneer Peak Tyler Glaser
    Shaw Beckie Miller
    Sherrod Sean Williams
    Snowshoe Holly Sharrow
    Sutton N/A
    Talkeetna Lori Holcomb
    Tanaina Jefferson Davis
    Trapper Creek Allison Wall
    Willow Jospeh (Casey) Sanford
    Colony Middle

    Juliane Schulz & Kristy Smith

    Houston Middle Kennith (KB) Holbrook
    Mat-Su Central Tricia Kenney
    Palmer Jr Middle Kahla Kallam
    Teeland Middle Connie Bamburg
    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 November 22, 2019