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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Angevine Middle School is committed to providing an outstanding experience for all of our talented and gifted students. TAG students receive advanced programming in a variety of ways. First and foremost, students receive advanced instruction, either through differentiation in the classroom, or through accelerated classes. There are numerous math classes available to match students with a course that best meets their ability level, from compressed classes that cover two years of material in one year, to advanced algebra and geometry. Advanced Language Arts classes are available for students who excel in reading or writing. There are a variety of electives with advanced options in Spanish and the fine arts.

Angevine also has a variety of ways to provide social emotional support for TAG students and their families. Counselors, school psychologists, and interventionists are available for students and their parents to discuss and social or emotional concerns. Some services include:

  • One-on-one support

  • Small groups to work on stress management and friendship development

  • Organizational support

  • TAG lunches to address affective needs, goals, and provide challenges

The morning TAG class is an option for students who wish to participate in an independent study of their choosing to help meet their goals. Classes will be run weekly, on a “drop-in” basis. Students can study an area of personal interest, work on group projects, or participate in one of the many scheduled activities.

Additional enrichment activities and clubs allow TAG students to develop their interests in math, science, language, leadership, the arts, coding, engineering, and more. These activities are open to all Angevine students and can include:

AMS Clubs (Please see the clubs tab for more information):

  • NaNoWriMo

  • Coding club (Kids Who Code and SciGirls Coding)

  • Lego EV3 Robotics club

  • Bon Appetit Club

  • Minecraft Club

  • International School-to-School Exchange (ISSE)

  • Club Mestizo

  • Chess Club

  • Student Council

  • Yearbook Club

  • Drama Club

  • LOCC Lens on Climate Change Film-making Club

  • Geography Club

Special Events:

Scripps National Spelling Bee

Spanish Spelling Bee

National Geographic Geography Bee

BVSD Literary Magazine

Destination Imagination

Night of Excellence

Battle of the Books

Angevine has two TAG coordinator teachers, Sarah Bryan and Heidi Reeg, as well as a TEA (TAG Educational Advisor), Michele Meltzer. The TAG coordinators and TEA work to provide programming for students, and help students to make goals and create their Advanced Learning Plans. Classroom teachers and TAG teachers will help students work toward accomplishing their goals throughout the school year.

Links and resources:

BVSD TAG website

CAGT

BVSD TAG Nomination forms

BVGT link

 

 BVSD Talented and Gifted Information

 

 

https://contenthub.bvsd.org/taghttps://contenthub.bvsd.org/tag{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}The BVSD Gifted & Talented (GT) Office supports schools and stakeholders, offers professional development, and oversees school-based programming.  A wealth of information is available on the <strong class="ms-rteFontSize-2 ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0">BVSD GT </strong><a href="https://sites.google.com/bvsd.org/tag/home" target="_blank"><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-2 ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0">Webpage</strong></a><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0">.</span>  <div><br><p>The Gifted & Talented Advisor (GTA) is the primary advocate for students, communications, and programming in the school. <br></p><p>​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​BVSD schools provide programming for GT students based on their identified needs and in accordance with <strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0"><a href="https://sites.google.com/bvsd.org/tag/identification/gt-identification?authuser=0">district identification policy</a></strong> which is based on a body of evidence.   Students may be identified as Gifted & Talented in one or more of the following areas: </p><ul><li> ​General or specific intellectual ability​ </li><li> Specific academic aptitude </li><li> Creative or productive thinking​ </li><li> ​Leadership abilities </li><li><p>Visual arts, performing arts, musical or psychomotor abilities<br></p></li></ul><p> Schools follow the<strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0"> BVSD </strong><a href="http://www.bvsd.org/policies/Policies/IKE.pdf"><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0">Acceleration</strong></a><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0"> policy</strong> when making decisions about subject or grade level acceleration for students.  Some highly advanced gifted children may enter kindergarten or first grade early through  the<strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0"> BVSD <a href="https://sites.google.com/bvsd.org/tag/identification/early-access?authuser=0">Early Access</a></strong><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0"> policy</strong>.  <br>The classroom teacher is the primary provider of advanced academic services to students. Programming is documented in the student's Advanced Learning <span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0" style="">Plan</span><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0" style=""> (ALP)</span><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0" style=""> or, at the secondary level,</span><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0" style=""> ​(</span><a href="https://www.cde.state.co.us/postsecondary/icap"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0" style="">ICAP​</span></a><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0">)</strong>. Programming may include academic, enrichment,  and affective (social emotional) supports and extensions.  </p><p>BVSD sponsors four district-wide enrichment activities.  These are open to students whether they are identified as GT or not.   <br>More information is available at the links below.<span style="text-align:center;line-height:1.6;">​​</span></p><ul><li><a href="https://sites.google.com/bvsd.org/science/corden-pharma-science-fair?authuser=0"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0"><strong>Corden Pharma Colorado Regional Science Fair </strong></span></a>(grades 6-12)​<br></li><li><a href="https://sites.google.com/bvsd.org/tag/contests-enrichment/destination-imagination?authuser=0"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0"><strong>Destination Imagination - NOCO Canyon Region</strong></span></a> (grades k-12)<br></li><li><a href="https://sites.google.com/bvsd.org/tag/contests-enrichment/national-history-day?authuser=0"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0"><strong>Boulder Regional History Day</strong></span> </a>(grades 6-12)<br></li><li><a href="https://sites.google.com/bvsd.org/tag/contests-enrichment/spelling-bee?authuser=0"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0"><strong>Boulder Valley Regional Spelling Bee</strong></span></a><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0"> </span>(grades 3-8)<br></li></ul><div>​<br></div></div>