TAG at Robert Gray

  • Single Subject and Whole Grade Acceleration Information

    Below are two links to access information about Single Subject Acceleration and Whole Grade Acceleration. The application windows is open from April 15th through May 15th 2022. If you are interested in filling out an application, please email Lisa Newlyn (lnewlyn@pps.net) or Tanya Spring (tspring@pps.net)

  • Middle School Math (for all students, not just TAG identified)

    The TAG program in PPS middle schools is embedded into classes, with math as the exception:

    MATH 6
    All incoming 6th graders will be placed in Math 6. Students who have already mastered the Math 6 content may be considered for entry into 7th Grade Common Core as a 6th grader. When students begin the year, they will start in 6th grade Common Core.  Any changes in placement will be made in September 2021. Math 6 is appropriate for almost all students.

    MATH 7 & 8
    There are two levels of Math 7 and 8, with the regular level called Common Core and the accelerated level called Compacted. Completion of Compacted Year 1 plus Compacted Year 2 results includes one credit of high school Algebra. RGMS will determine in grade 6 which students will be in which level of math, and they will continue on that track unless they are not successful in Compacted, in which case, they will be moved to Common Core.

    The standard math pathway has students taking Algebra in grade 9 and Geometry in grade 10. Accelerated students may enter Geometry in grade 8 at Wilson High School and walk to RGMS from there.

  • Field Trips

    TAG students take enrichment field trips. Trips may include Oregon State University, Concordia University and the Portland downtown underground.

    wave lab

  • Technology

    Chromebooks for Classrooms: RGMS is a leader in technology in PPS middle schools. We have 11 carts of Chromebooks and most teachers use Google apps to allow students to interact and collaborate on projects with peers and teachers.



    • TECHNOLOGY 1: (semester) Improve keyboarding; enhance online search skills, Internet safety awareness; Google Apps tools: documents, spreadsheets, drawings, MyMaps; memes; computer programming using Scratch; 3D drawing using Sketchup.

    • TECHNOLOGY 2: (semester, can be repeated) Focus on more advanced exploration of computer programming using codesters/CodeHS; photo/image editing using Pixlr, 3D graphics (Sketchup and Blender); Google Drawing, Google Sites/portfolios; advanced spreadsheets; keyboarding; video editing; independent projects and special teams for RGMS News and GrayVale Podcast.


  • Clubs & Drama


    RGMS has many clubs. See the Club webpage for the latest.

    Drama at RGMS is awesome. We perform three plays per year. Check out the Drama webpages.

  • World Languages

    • FRENCH I & FRENCH 2: This is a two-year course where you earn high school credit. Learn another language with ease through reading and listening to stories. Collaborate with classmates to create interesting and beloved characters. Play games to interact with the language in a low-stress environment. Celebrate the fun of Mardi Gras and make crêpes! One HS credit (requires a C average).

    • SPANISH 2: (full year, gr 8 only) Continue where we left off in Spanish I with vocabulary and grammar through creating stories, reading authentic novels and magazines, listening to 90% Spanish daily and free voluntary reading sessions with graded readers. You will also create Day of the Dead altars and learn to dance salsa and merengue. Follows Spanish 1. One high school credit (with at least a C average).