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7-12 TAG

High School TAG

TAG Teacher: Paula Reece


What is TAG?

Clarke Community Schools is committed to academic and personal success for all students. The Talented and Gifted Program at Clarke serves students who demonstrate high ability, superior achievement, specialized talents and/or potential ability in any or all of the following: 1) general intellect, 2) creative thinking, 3) leadership, 4) visual and performing arts, 5) specific aptitudes.


In high school, students are specializing in areas that interest them or in which they demonstrate a high aptitude. High school students identified for TAG are able to take TAG Independent Studies class where they choose an independent project to work on and/or take accelerated or advanced courses, some for dual credit.



Students may also take courses through the Iowa Online Advanced Placement Academy (IOAPA), a program intended to provide students in rural Iowa with access to AP coursework at no cost to the student or school. It is administered by the Belin-Blank Center at the University of Iowa. Learn more about IOAPA here.
Students do NOT have to be identified for TAG to take AP classes, but their accelerated pace and rigor make them well-suited for TAG students.
CCSD TAG Program Handbook
Learn more about the TAG program by downloading the handbook.