Welcome to the Tualatin High Talented and Gifted Program
The Talented and Gifted (TAG) program at Tualatin High School is well established and has been meeting the needs of our students for many years. The chart in the file library illustrates the numerous academic, extracurricular and enrichment opportunities available to our students to create an academic path that is challenging, rigorous, and fulfilling.
The mainstay of our academic program is the International Baccalaureate (IB) program (which is explained in greater detail on page 16). Based on international standards, IB courses are designed for students who want accelerated learning with rigorous expectations of performance. As such, IB courses (and the advanced 9th and 10th-grade courses that precede them) are well suited to providing the appropriate pace and level of learning for most TAG students. Tualatin’s IB program provides students a flexible range of participation from taking one or two courses in specific subjects (assuming prerequisites are met) to becoming a full IB Diploma candidate. The IB logo appears beside classes that prepare students for IB exams. Some colleges accept IB exam scores in exchange for credits and/or advanced placement. Students who wish to enroll in the program are highly encouraged to take advanced course work in 9th and 10th grade.
In addition to formal class experiences, TuHS offers many extracurricular clubs and activities that may appeal to TAG students. Many of these are highly academic and reinforce classroom instruction with practical application and learning. More information about these opportunities is available online or during our annual club fair in the fall.
To enroll in advanced courses, students should speak with their counselor. To enroll in the IB program, students should speak with the IB Coordinators, located in the main office, during the spring of their sophomore year. Other TAG-related questions can be forwarded to the Associate Principal for Curriculum and Instruction.