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Talented and Gifted Information

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.   Student may be identified as talented and gifted in one or more of the following areas: 

  • ​General or specific intellectual ability​ 
  • Specific academic aptitude 
  • Creative or productive thinking​ 
  • ​Leadership abilities 
  • Visual arts, performing arts, musical or psychomotor abilities

Schools follow the BVSD Acceleration policy 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 BVSD Early Access policy.  
The classroom teacher is the primary provider of advanced academic services to students. Programming is documented in the student's Advanced Learning Plan (ALP) or, at the secondary level, ​(ICAP​). Programming may include academic, enrichment,  and affective (social emotional) supports and extensions.  

BVSD  sponsors four district-wide enrichment activities.  These are open to students whether they are identified as talented and gifted or not.   
More information is available at the links below.​​

​The BVSD Advanced Academic Services office supports schools and stakeholders, offers professional development, and oversees school based programming.  A wealth of information is available on the BVSD TAG Webp​age.   

The TAG Educational Advisor is the primary  advocate for students, communications, and programming in the school. 

​For additional information, please contact the BVSD Office of Advanced Academic Services​ or join the BVSD TAG Listserv -an email list open to all who are interested which provides information about opportunities for children and parents in the local area.   

​The Listserv also published the Gray Matters Newsletter, and posts information about  interesting events that may be of interest to students and their parent/guardians.  To subscribe to the low-medium volume list, email michelle.dubois@bvsd.org with your request.​