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Gifted learners excel in an environment with other children that learn and think as they do and teachers who understand their needs.
HELP US create a dynamic place where learners can enjoy a strong sense of identity and confidence; and be ready for the future.
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TAG is one of the lowest funded programs in Salem-Keizer School district, receiving a fraction of the funding devoted to special education programs.
88% of high school dropouts dropped out due to boredom yet had passing grades.
Only 11% of Bachelor’s degrees in the United States are in the sciences or engineering, compared with 23 percent in the rest of the world and 50 percent in China.
There are multiple levels of giftedness and only a small percentage of children are highly gifted.
Many teachers work on the assumption that gifted children comprise a relatively homogeneous group – and this misconception places the highly gifted at risk through seriously inadequate curriculum provision and inappropriate grade placement.
Without support, gifted students have a high dropout rate in both high school and college.