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TAG District Philosophy

The Oregon Trail School District is committed to the belief that every child has the right to an education that promotes the development of his or her potential.  Each child has a unique profile of strengths and abilities.  However, a talented or gifted student has exceptional academic or intellectual abilities.  In Oregon Trail, academic ability may be shown in either reading or math. Intellectual ability is an unusual capacity in mental reasoning.  Of course, children could also be gifted in other areas, such as the arts or leadership.  It is helpful to be aware of all children’s gifts in order to provide appropriate instruction, but for the purposes of TAG identification in this district, a student must excel in reading, math or general intellectual ability