Cleveland High School TAG

    “Talented and gifted children” means those children who require special educational programs or services, or both, beyond those normally provided by the regular school program in order to realize their contribution to self and society and who demonstrate outstanding ability or potential in one or more of the following areas: (a) General intellectual ability as commonly measured by measures of intelligence and aptitude. (b) Unusual academic ability in one or more academic areas. (c) Creative ability in using original or nontraditional methods in thinking and producing. (d) Leadership ability in motivating the performance of others either in educational or noneducational settings. (e) Ability in the visual or performing arts, such as dance, music or art. [1959 c.528 §2; 1963 c.570 §22; 1965 c.100 §409; 1971 c.613 §2; 1979 c.385 §2; 1987 c.335 §1; 2011 c.440 §2] (Oregon Department of Education, 2012)

    District Website: www.pps.net/tag 

    Extra Opportunities for TAG Students at Cleveland

    • IB courses & Optional IB International Diploma program
    • Mock Trial
    • Speech and Debate
    • Model United Nations
    • Constitution Team
    • National Honor Society
    • Chess Club (and many other clubs) 


    Differentiation strategies in place within our school’s classrooms include:

    • Using pre-assessment to inform instruction
    • Flexible grouping
    • Curriculum compacting
    • Tiered lessons
    • Higher-level questioning
    • Independent projects, acceleration through IB and Honors classes are also available.

    Additionally, pre-assessment or on-going formative assessments are used to help inform instruction. Teachers document the type of pre-assessments they use specifically in their syllabi. We determine whether a student needs acceleration in the following ways:

    • Students demonstrate proficiency on pre- and post-assessments
    • Through parent, student and counselor recommendations and expressed interest in advanced work
    • If student is already working at or above grade level in one or a number of areas.

    Students who wish to access acceleration options can do so by talking with their counselor, any administrator and/or their teacher.

    Off Campus Acceleration Options

    Students should see their counselor, or an administrator to find out more.

    TAG Resources

    Definition of Talented and Gifted Terms

    Byrd Seed 

    Reed College FREE Events 

    CHS International Baccalaureate

    For additional information, please visit the website for the Office of Talented and Gifted Education, www.pps.net/tag 

    At Cleveland High School, contact: McKenna Miller at mmiller4@pps.net