High School Talented and Gifted Program is designed to
provide students with
challenging activities that take place outside of the
classroom and provide
enrichment opportunities for academic
new program that the TAG (Talented and Gifted) program has been
offering now for the last eight years is the Iowa Online Advanced
Placement. The students use online technology to
complete assignments and tests. It is a rigorous curriculum
that takes 10 hours a week to complete, and is offered to
seniors. Courses include: AP Chemistry, AP English, AP Physics, AP Government and AP U.S. History. Mrs. Carper serves as the mentor, proctoring
quizzes and tests. Mrs. Woodard is the site coordinator,
and Dan DeGroot is the technology coordinator.
Freshmen are encouraged to register with Talent Search through the Belin-Blank Honor Center in Iowa City.
Sophomores, juniors and seniors in the TAG program are
encouraged to enroll in college classes at IWCC or through
the INC room. An ASSET test needs to be completed before a
student can enroll in college courses.
From October to December, the students have been
participating in the Stock Market Game. This game is an
educational program based on a real-life simulation of the
stock market. Each team received $100,000 to buy stock.
The students learn about Wall Street trading, public
ownership of companies, the costs, risks and rewards of
financial decision-making, teamwork and research skills.
This is sponsored by the Securities Industry Foundation for
In November, student attend Celebrate Creativity at the Josyln Museum in the morning and then listen to the Omaha Symphony in the afternoon.
During the fall, the Academic Team practices knowledge
questions on the computer using questions from previous
academic competitions. The questions relate to topics such
as American and World History, Government, Recent Events,
Economics, Geography, Literature, English, Math, Physical
Science, Biology, Earth Science, Health and Psychology, Fine
Arts, and Useless Trivia.
In December and April, the Knowledge Master Open contest is held
in Mrs. Carper's room. A video projector is connected to
the computer and projects the contest on a big screen. TAG
members work together to answer the 200 questions. The
faster the questions are answered correctly, the greater
amount of points are made. Our goal is 1200 points or higher.
In March, we will be attending the Math Contest at NWMSU and the Bellevue Quiz Bowl.
In May, the AP students
will be taking their AP Exam for college