TAG Parent Links


TAG LinksThe following websites may be helpful to parents with students in the TAG programs in the Sisters School District.


ALEKS Corporation is a leader in the creation of Web-based, artificially intelligent, educational software. ALEKS assessment and learning technologies were originally developed by a team of cognitive scientists and software engineers at the University of California, Irvine, with major funding from the National Science Foundation. ALEKS is founded on groundbreaking research in mathematical cognitive science known as Knowledge Space Theory.  Through adaptive questioning, ALEKS accurately assesses a student’s knowledge state and then delivers targeted instruction on the exact topics the student is most ready to learn.


The Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education

CIESE collaborates with K-12 and university educators, researchers, policymakers and educational organizations to develop curriculum materials, conduct professional development programs, and research new methodologies to strengthen STEM education.


Connections Academy

The mission of Connections Academy is to help each student maximize his or her potential and meet the highest performance standards through a uniquely individualized learning program. Connections Academy is a high-quality, high-tech, high-touch “school without walls” that brings out the best in every student.


Destination Imagination, Inc.

Destination ImagiNation, Inc., the world’s largest creativity and problem solving organization, inspires participants in all of its programs, to learn the process, art, and skill associated with problem solving.


Gifted Development Center

Site of Linda Silverman, a counselor and author who pioneered the concept of visual/spatial intelligence.


Gifted Education Press

Describes books and periodicals published by Gifted Education Press concerned with identifying and educating gifted students.


Hoagie’s Gifted Education Page

The all-things-gifted site for parents and educators of gifted children, including articles and research, books, organizations, on-line support groups, and more.


Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

Provides information and application materials for grants and scholarships for high school and college students.


John Hopkins University – Center for Talented Youth

Offers assessment, programs, services, and publications and resources for academically talented pre-college students.


National Association for Gifted Children

Trains teachers, encourages parents and educates administrators and policymakers on how to develop and support gifted children.


National Home Education Network

NHEN provides resources for all homeschoolers, regardless of method, through support listings, legal information and updates, articles, a resource directory…


Ohio Association for Gifted Children

Since 1952, The Ohio Association for Gifted Children has been working with families and educators to promote the best interest of gifted children.

OAGC advances understanding of the needs of the gifted, promotes establishment of programs and services for gifted students, and encourages the exchange of information on the national, state and local level. OAGC is an affiliate organization of the National Association for Gifted Children.


OMSI – Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

OMSI seeks to inspire wonder in people of all ages. OMSI creates exciting ways to learn how scientific methods and principles are alive all around us and how they can be used to better our world.


Oregon Department of Education Challenging High-End Learners

The purpose of this statewide project is to provide Oregon educators with samples of differentiated curriculum across content areas, K-12, that challenge high-end learners while addressing the Oregon Standards and Benchmarks. The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) Talented and Gifted (TAG) Office is the sponsor of this project and worked closely with TAG educators across the state to develop the differentiated curriculum samples. Extensive resources and support materials, such as graphic organizers for use with a broad range of students, are included.


Oregon Department of Education TAG Resources

General Resources for Talented and Gifted Learners.


Oregon Association for Talented and Gifted

OATAG is the Oregon Association for Talented and Gifted, a non-profit, non-discriminatory, state-wide education and advocacy organization, promoting opportunities for talented and gifted children throughout Oregon.  We are the state affiliate of the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC).  Our membership is open to anyone with an interest in promoting opportunities for talented and gifted children.  We seek your support as we work to create new opportunities and improve education for all TAG and high-potential students in Oregon.


Singapore Math

Singapore (the country) astonished educators by the very high performance of its students in the TIMSS (Third International Math and Science) tests–the international equivalent of NAEP in 1995 and again in 1999. Some people wondered what they were doing right and decided to take a look at the curriculum they were actually using in Singapore schools. Singapore students are taught in English. A company here in Oregon City decided to make these books available to American families and they have become very popular with TAG families and homeschooling families across the country. A few school districts have experimented with the series and have had very good results.


SK Online Vitual High School

As an instructional program of Salem-Keizer Public Schools in Salem, Oregon, SK Online courses carry full accreditation through Northwest Association of Schools, Colleges, and Universities. Their instructors are fully qualified in their subject areas and licensed by the State of Oregon.


Southern Oregon University – Pre-College / Youth Programs

As an instructional program of Salem-Keizer Public Schools in Salem, Oregon, SK Online courses carry full accreditation through Northwest Association of Schools, Colleges, and Universities. Their instructors are fully qualified in their subject areas and licensed by the State of Oregon.


Stanford University’s Education Program for Gifted Youth

The Education Program for Gifted Youth (EPGY) at Stanford University is a continuing project dedicated to developing and offering multimedia computer-based distance-learning courses. Combining technical and instructional expertise, EPGY provides high-ability students of all ages with an individualized educational experience, optimized in both pace and content. Through EPGY, students have access to courses in a variety of subjects at levels ranging from kindergarten through advanced-undergraduate. Since its inception over 50,000 students from 35 countries have taken courses from EPGY.


Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted

SENG is dedicated to fostering environments in which gifted adults and children, in all their diversity, understand and accept themselves and are understood, valued, nurtured, and supported by their families, schools, workplaces and communities.


University of California at Berkeley’s Academic Talent Development Program

UC Berkeley’s Academic Talent Development Program offers challenging summer classes for highly motivated students who have completed grades K-6 (Elementary Division) and 7-11 (Secondary Division).


University of Oregon – Youth Enrichment and Talented & Gifted Programs

Youth Enrichment and Talented & Gifted programs and services (YE/TAG) is a community outreach unit of the University of Oregon’s College of Education. YE/TAG serves pre-collegiate youth and their families throughout the state of Oregon, with special focus on those residing in Lane County.


University of Southern Mississippi – Center for Gifted Studies

Check out the University of Souther Mississippi’s Center for Gifted Studies website for summer programs for your T.A.G. child.