TAG Program

Vernon’s TAG (Talented and Gifted) Program

Contact the main office for information about cognitive ability screening and the TAG Identification Process.

TAG testing will take place in February 2014 and families will be notified 1-2 weeks in advance (it is currently a pencil/paper exam). Schools have approximately two weeks after receiving scores to meet with their Leadership Team and make their recommendations. Portland Public Schools sends yes, no & potential letters to families approximately 15 calendar days after receiving the schools recommendations.

*Exceptions may be directed to the school’s TAG Coordinator (i.e., students who move into the district after the deadline). 

The school uses a number of strategies to meet the needs of TAG students. Among them are:

  • Flexible grouping
  • Cluster grouping for projects by interests, ability, readiness, and learning style. This is mostly seen during IB units.
  • Higher level questioning strategies
  • Independent projects
  • Enrichment options (offered through SUN School)
  • Learning centers/stations

In addition, a small budget is allocated by PPS for TAG-related enrichment activities throughout the year.

For specific information about Vernon’s TAG plan, please see the links below. If you have any questions about the plan, please contact Vernon’s TAG Coordinator.

Vernon’s TAG Plans (click to download a PDF)

For more about the PPS TAG program and policies, you’ll find a wealth of information on their website here:

Vernon’s School Website TAG Page: