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.
To learn more about the TAG program at Davenport Community Schools, please visit the following district-level page:
TAG @ Sudlow
Aside from enriching students’ experiences in the classroom, TAG at Sudlow does this by allowing students to participate in programs. Those programs include, but are not limited to:
National History Day
National History Day makes history come alive for America’s youth by engaging them in the discovery of the historic, cultural and social experiences of the past. Through hands-on experiences and presentations, today’s youth are better able to inform the present and shape the future. NHD inspires children through exciting competitions and transforms teaching through project-based curriculum and instruction.
The Destination Imagination program encourages teams of learners to have fun, take risks, focus, and frame challenges while incorporating STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), the arts, and service learning.
Mock trial is designed to introduce students to our legal system by providing a challenging, academic competition. The program offers students an opportunity for personal growth and achievement, emphasizing the importance of research, presentation, and teamwork.
Invent Iowa is a statewide outreach program developed to assist Iowa’s educators in promoting the invention process as part of the curriculum in kindergarten through high school.
6th Grade Math Bee
If you have any further questions about any of these programs, please do not hesitate to contact our TAG Facilitator, Christine Heisler, at email@example.com, at (563) 445-5150.