The high school student has a variety of options for receiving gifted services. The options are: Advanced Placement (AP) Classes, College Classes, Seminars, Independent Projects, Directed Studies, and Career Internships (11th and 12th graders only).
Advanced Placement Courses: These college level courses meet daily and prepare the student for the College Board Advanced Placement exam. Students who have not been identified as gifted but who have demonstrated exceptional ability based on system criteria may participate. The transcript reflects a numeric grade.
College courses: There are college level courses taught at Cambridge (College English, Georgia Tech Calculus, etc.) which can count for TAG credit (this DOES include MOWR college classes) There are also joint enrollment courses that are taught at a nearby college or university which will fulfill TAG credit. Online college classes (some incur additional cost) can also be taken and will earn TAG credit. The transcript reflects a numeric grade for these courses in addition to the TAG credit earned.
3. Seminars: Teacher-designed courses are offered based on student interest and meet weekly during a specific day and time. The objectives and activities of each seminar are clearly defined in a contract that the student signs at the beginning of the seminar. The student transcript reflects credit/non-credit.
Each seminar is guided by a contract developed by a TAG teacher and approved by local school administration and the TAG office.
The seminar contract includes documentation of a minimum of 14 contact hours and a final individual project requiring some work outside of the seminar
Each student participant must sign a copy of the contract that is kept in the student’s TAG work folder.
Seminars meet once a week during PAWS or could meet once a week during lunch
The seminars offered change each semester to give students a wide variety of choices.
IMPORTANT!!! TAG SEMINAR SIGN-UP IS DURING PAWS REGISTRATION! The online registration for TAG PAWS is now closed. Please contact your TAG adviser to register for a TAG PAWS or other TAG option as soon as possible. Your TAG adviser's name appears under "period 11" on your class schedule. You may also go to each TAG teachers page on this website to read the full description of each seminar and e-mail your TAG adviser. You may visit your TAG adviser in his or her classroom or go to the TAG office, room 2619.
LOOKING AHEAD TO THE FUTURE (For TAG Upperclassmen) 4. Directed Studies: The student conducts extensive research in a particular academic area or completes a course, from the Fulton County curriculum that is not offered that semester. It is a daily class and the transcript reflects a numeric grade.
Each directed study is guided by a contract developed by the student and TAG teacher and approved by the TAG office.
The developed contract includes standards, at least 12 gradable experiences, percentage of course grade assigned to each experience, and due dates.
5. Career Internships: (11th and 12th grades only). Businesses provide the student with the opportunity to work with professionals in a field he or she is considering as a career. The student leaves school for one or two periods a day. The transcript reflects a numeric grade. (Career Internships require a prerequisite seminar called “Hire Me”)
Each internship is guided by a contract
The students must maintain a business plan, time sheets, on-site evaluations
Pre-requisite seminar in order to take part in a TAG Career Internship: Hire Me (Ms. Flores): ONLY for 10th, 11th and 12th graders during PAWs Are you interested in getting some real world experience? Do you want to start applying your knowledge in a real world setting? Do you really want to know what a career field is like before you invest in four years of a college education? If you answered yes to any of these, then a TAG Internship might be right for you. This is the pre-requisite seminar to a TAG Internship. In Hire Me you will research careers, develop a resume and cover letter, practice interviewing skills and learn about the working world.
6. Independent Projects: If no other option works for your student (ex: early release student, takes most/ all courses online, etc.) then this option could work to earn TAG credit. It is similar to a seminar in that the student will meet with one of the TAG teachers to develop a contract, and then work independently (on their own) to complete the project. The student and TAG teacher may meet weekly, twice a month, or some other pre-determined number of times each semester. The student will earn TAG credit upon completion of the project.
Each Independent project is guided by a contract developed by student and TAG teacher
The student must meet with the TAG teacher to show development of project on a regular basis (as determined and agreed upon by student and TAG teacher)
The student must present complete project by due date to earn TAG credit for the semester.
We hope you have a wonderful school year! Please email your TAG adviser or any TAG teacher if you have questions! (Your TAG adviser will be listed on your schedule and will be on Home Access in the next couple of weeks).