Talented and Gifted
Welcome to the PPS Talented and Gifted Website!
The Department of Talented and Gifted Education in Portland Public Schools has the primary responsibility of overseeing, supporting, and monitoring (in collaboration with other departments, district leadership, and school-based staff) the programing for Talented and Gifted students district-wide. Generally, TAG is used when referring to a student who is identified as Talented and Gifted though pre-established identification procedures and criteria. Portland Public School’s goal is for all students to have equal access to a rich learning environment and their individual needs met by creating opportunities based on principles of equity and the Successful Schools Framework.
For more information about the Office of Teaching and Learning, please click here.
2016 Spelling Bee
Big Congratulations to ALL of our Oregon Spellers Participants this year. We are so impressed with our students and are looking forward to watching our district level winners go on to participate in the regional competition. (Date and Location TBD)
Division I Winner: Asa Jorg at Duniway
Division II Winners: Atle Wammer at Access AND Zoe Maloney-Dunn at Gray MS
Division III Winner: Will Eaton at Franklin High
¡Si Se Puede!
Our office is proud to feature the TAG students who will be recognized in the ¡Si Se Puede! event on May 4th, 2016! Thank you, students, for your hard work!
Daniel Mauzano-Ortiz from Lincoln
Andrea Mauricio-Hernandez from Franklin
Jenny Gomez-Garcia from Jason Lee
Now TrendingTeen scientists win big for health and environmental-cleanup research.
Vision Statement for 2015-2016
Encouraged by the PPS equity policy and community input, we are investing in improvements like never before in our effort to create a program to meet the unique and diverse needs of all students. We will collaborate with all neighborhood schools to support programs where we can better address all TAG students’ needs, develop and nurture students who show potential for demonstrating high levels of critical thinking and establish a pathway to positive partnerships with families. TAG students will form a community of collaborative learners who have the skills necessary to positively impact the world around them.
Scholars in Science Competition
PPS District Level Oregon Spellers Contest
Oregon Writing Festival
The Talented and GIfted department is encouraging all schools to participate in the Oregon Writing Festival this year. Please click here for more information.
Battle of the Books
We are so proud of all of our students who have participated in 2016! Please click here for more informaiton, and to see the winners.
TAG Parent Advisory Council (TAGAC) Meetings:
6:30-8:00 PM in Mazama Conference Room at the BESC District Administration Building, 501 N. Dixon St., 97227. Guests are always welcome! Childcare is available