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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Nevin Platt Middle School 
Talented and Gifted Programming and Activities


At Platt, the TAG Educational Administrator is the primary advocate for students, communications, and programming in the school. 

The academic programming for talented and gifted students includes:

  • Platt MS offers advanced classes in Language Arts and Math at all grade levels
  • Stellar Fine Arts programs with advanced offerings in band, orchestra, and choir.
  • Acceleration and instructional extension is also provided based on student need and willingness

 

The social emotional programming and support for talented and gifted students and their families include:

  • Identified TAG students are invited to weekly 'Lunch Bunch' hosted and facilitated by staff
  • Periodic parent meetings are provided for parents of TAG students on a variety of meaningful topics. Many are provided through the Advanced Academic Services Office and staff.

 

Students may also be involved in the following enrichment activities and clubs.  A complete list of before/after school clubs can be found on the Activities/Club website.

  • Math Counts!
  • Brain Bowl
  • Science Fair Club
  • Art Club
  • Writer's Club
  • Spelling Bee
  • Advanced Orchestra Club
  • Geography Club
  • National History Day
  • Destination Imagination

 

For additional resources, please visit our Counseling Academic Support Website

 BVSD's 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>

 

 

 

 

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