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TAG (Talented & Gifted)

BHSD 2023-24 TAG Plan

The Brookings-Harbor School District is committed to identifying and providing for the unique intellectual, social, emotional, and career needs of intellectually gifted and academically talented children in grades K -12. 

It is our goal to ensure that all learners, including gifted learners, are provided stimulating, challenging, and meaningful educational experiences with lessons and materials appropriate for each student’s assessed level and rate of learning.

We acknowledge and support the vital role of the classroom teacher in creating differentiated instruction for the unique needs of exceptional learners within the classroom setting.

The BHSD 17C complies with the Oregon Talented and Gifted (TAG) Education Act and its administrative rules. These rules apply to all eligible students in our schools. BHSD schools are in the process of identifying students who are academically talented and/or intellectually gifted. Students can be referred for Talented and Gifted identification by one or a combination of the following: national or state test scores (90th percentile or above), teachers, parents, community members, or by self-referral. After referrals are complete, necessary information will be gathered and the Multi-Tiered Student Study team (MTSS) will review the data for each student. Additional testing may need to be done. If you wish to refer your child for an evaluation or have questions, you may talk with the school’s TAG Coordinator (the school counselor). 

What are TAG Programs?

Talented and Gifted Education is “needs-based” instructional programming for which a student should be identified to receive services. The information provided here is designed to support educators and parents to define the need for services and to support TAG identified students in their learning needs.

Oregon Talented & Gifted Laws

In 1987 the Oregon Talented and Gifted Education Act passed and was enacted into law as Oregon Revised Statutes 343.407 through 343.413. The act created requirements for Oregon public school districts to identify and to serve students who demonstrate evidence of high intellectual ability or academic talent.

Oregon Administrative Rules 581-022-1310, 1320 and 1330 outline enforcement of the Oregon Talented and Gifted Education Act. OAR 581-022-1510 addresses guidance and counseling. Oregon Revised Statutes 343.319-343.413 also apply. These Oregon Administrative Rules and Statutes apply to all children, grades K-12, in all Oregon public schools.

The Oregon Administrative Rules for the Oregon Talented and Gifted Education Act are as follows:

  1. Each school district shall have policies and procedures for the identification of talented and gifted students.
  2. Parent Rights of Talented and Gifted Students:
  3. School districts shall inform parents at the time of identification of the child of the programs and services available.
  4. School districts shall provide an opportunity for parents to provide input about the programs and services to be received.
  5. Parents may request the withdrawal of their child from programs and services.
  6. Parents shall be informed of the right to file a complaint.
3.  Each school district shall have a written plan for programs and services.  The instruction provided to identified students shall address their assessed levels of learning and accelerated rates of learning.

OAR 581-22-1310, 581-1320, 581-22-1330


Oregon Revised Statutes for Talented and Gifted

Oregon Administrative Rules for Talented and Gifted


Brookings-Harbor School District 17C Policy Complaints Regarding the Talented and Gifted Program (IGBBC-AR)

Contact Information for TAG Program

Lynn Schiermeyer (she, her, hers)
Special Programs Director
Brookings-Harbor School District 17c
629 Easy St
Brookings, OR 97415
Office: 541.412.1488 | Fax: 541.469.6599
[email protected]