Our district recognizes the differences in students' needs, learning styles, abilities and potentials. While most students find adequate challenge in the regular classroom, the accelerated student requires an advanced program beyond that offered in the regular classroom curriculum. The TAG Program at Southeast Warren has been developed to provide the types of educational experiences that hold the greatest potential for meeting individual needs. Our TAG program is designed to prepare students to be responsible, productive citizens who continue to learn.
Student Identification Process and Qualification
Students in grades K-3 who show high potential in reading and math will meet weekly with the TAG teacher.
For students to qualify in TAG for grades 4-12 they must have a 90% within the most recent three years in the Iowa Assessments in one of the three identified areas of reading, math, or science. A student also needs to meet two out of the other three criteria. These include:
- Parent or Teacher nomination, as evidenced by completion of a Kingore Observation Inventory, with accompanying documentation that includes anecdotal records and student work samples.
- A 3.5 overall grade point average from the Fall semester of the 2017-18 school year.
- A CogAT Score (intelligence test) of a 120 or stanine of 8 or 9 in the identified area.
Contact Natasha Cooper, K-12 Extended Learner Program Coordinator, for additional information.