Programs and Services Options

  • Overview

    Students who test at or above the 97th percentile on specially selected tests may be eligible for Medford School District’s TAG Program.  After being identified based on specific criteria developed by the state, TAG students are placed in a cluster program under the supervision of the classroom teacher.  Here they will receive special guidance to fulfill their potential, through compaction and/or acceleration of the curriculum, as well as enriching activities.  These students learn at a faster rate and at a more sophisticated level.  Many TAG students have creative and energetic ideas but lack some of the necessary skills to develop projects that measure up to a high level of competence.  The TAG Program is designed to fit these needs.

    The Medford School District complies with the Oregon Talented and Gifted (TAG) Education Act and its administrative rules.  These rules apply to all eligible students in our school.

    Programs and Services Options

    Within the District

    • Cluster Grouping
    • Continuous Progress
    • Autonomous Learner Model
    • Acceleration
    • Compacted Curriculum
    • Competitions (Olympiads, Knowledge Master Open etc.)
    • Mentoring
    • Double Promotion (grade skipping)
    • Community Service Projects
    • Cross-grade Grouping
    • Independent Study
    • Honors classes (secondary only)
    • Credit by Examination (secondary only)
    • Advanced Placement classes (secondary only)

    Outside of the District

    • Competitions
    • Saturday Academy (SOU)
    • Summer Academy at SOU (Storytelling, Brain Bowl etc.)
    • Other college and university programs
    • Concurrent enrollment with SOU or RCC
    • IAAY Testing and Programs (Johns Hopkins)Within the District

    Summer Classes

    • Concurrent enrollment in classes at both the elementary and secondary