Talented and Gifted Program
The Talented & Gifted Program serves students who demonstrate outstanding abilities or potential in the areas of general intellectual ability or specific ability aptitude.
- Students who demonstrate outstanding potential when compared with others of their age require differentiated instruction.
- Differentiated programming will enable these students to maximize their life-long learning potential and contribute to the betterment of their community.
- Community-wide advocacy of differentiated programming for these students is essential.
These are the beliefs that have guided the design of the Davenport Community Schools Talented & Gifted (TAG) Program for students in kindergarten through 12th grade.
We recognize that gifted students possess superior abilities and/or potential and are, therefore, a unique segment of the district’s student population. If gifted students are to develop their abilities and/or potential, they need ongoing and varied educational opportunities to extend their learning. Through an integrated approach, regular classroom teachers and TAG Facilitators work together to provide varied opportunities to these students.
TAG Mission Statement:
The mission of the Davenport Community School District Talented & Gifted Program is to maximize the potential of all identified students each and every day based on intellectual readiness and affective needs.
TAG Vision Statement:
The DCSD Talented and Gifted Program will foster a growth mindset in all learners to think critically and take action.
Please review the DCSD Talented and Gifted Parent Education Handbook for additional information on program goals, identification procedures, acceleration process, and assessments.
For more information on the Davenport Community Schools Talented & Gifted Program, please contact Bonnie Asay, TAG Coordinator, at 563-336-7458 1702 N Main Street, Davenport, IA 52803, or firstname.lastname@example.org