Madrid TAG Program Mission Statement
The Madrid TAG program provides academically and cognitively advanced students with a supportive learning environment that consistently challenges students to meet their potential.
Madrid TAG Program Philosophy Statement
The Madrid Community School District TAG program will meet the diversified cognitive, emotional, and social needs of talented and gifted students, providing educational provisions for those students whose needs cannot adequately be met through the standard curriculum. This program is intended to create an environment in which deliberate efforts are made to recognize students’ emerging strengths, talents, and interests and then nurture them through appropriate and challenging educational experiences.
Program Offerings: Opportunities for TAG identified students include
-small group & individual instruction at appropriate learning level
-enrichment within the classroom
-accelerated learning plans
-competitions (Battle of the Books, National History Day, National Geographic Bee, Future Problem Solvers, Hyperstream, Science Bowl, Computational Thinking Challenge, Linguistics Challenge, Canstruction)
-conferences (Young Writer's Conference, Junior Science & Humanities Symposium, World Food Prize Institute, Engineering Career Fair, STEM Investigation Series, Road Less Traveled)
-Honors credit options
-Independent study, early enrollment in post-secondary courses
and more subject to availability & discretion of TAG & classroom teachers.
Please consult TAG teachers LaRayne Beetler (K-6) or Kelley Grothus (7-12) with questions regarding identification procedures for TAG. Identification is based on a variety of sources that consider academic & cognitive strengths, creativity, leadership & referrals from teachers & parents.