Talented and Gifted Program

The Wayne-Westland Community School District offers self-contained Talented and Gifted classrooms for kindergarten through sixth grade students at Walker-Winter Elementary School and Marshall Upper Elementary School. Once a student is identified as Talented and Gifted and placed in a TAG classroom they will have opportunities to be exposed to curriculum and enrichment activities that meet their individual academic needs.

This page is a resource for students who are identified as Talented and Gifted and their families.

If you have specific questions concerning Talented & Gifted support, please contact the Instruction Department at 734-419-2082.

Attention Parents: We are still accepting TAG applications for incoming Kindergarten students.

Talented and Gifted Workshop for Parents

December 14th, 2017

Topic: Helping your child get ahead: How to navigate the middle and high school accelerated options.  In this workshop, we will examine the opportunities for your child in Testing Out, Personal Curriculums, Dual Enrollment, and many other amazing opportunities.  This is intended for parents of TAG students in grades 6th-12th although anyone is welcome to attend.

Time: 9:30-11:30 AM and 6:00-7:30 PM (These are identical workshops held twice for parent convenience and scheduling)

This workshop will be held at the Wayne-Westland Board of Education building in the Instruction Department.  The Board Office is located at 36475 Marquette Rd. Westland, MI 48186.  Please RSVP to Kathy Sanford at 734-419-2082 or SanfordK@wwcsd.net, if you are planning on attending so that we can make sure that we have enough space and materials for everyone.  Thank you! 

Online Resources for Parents

External LinkAPA Online Center for Gifted Education Policy: Related Web Sites
External LinkDavidson Institute Gateway to Gifted and Talented Resources
External LinkHoagies Gifted resources
External LinkKid Source
External LinkMSRI: The Mathematical Sciences Research Institute
External LinkMichigan Alliance for Gifted Students
External LinkMichigan Department of Education: Talent Department (Gifted & Talented)
External LinkMIT Open Course Ware: An open and free resource for students, educators, and anyone who wants to get an MIT education
External LinkMSRI Math Lectures
External LinkNational Society for the Gifted & Talented: This digest deals with some areas of concern and provides a few practical suggestions for helping highly gifted children.
External LinkNorthwestern University: Center for Talent Development
External LinkPrufrock Press: This website provides teachers and parents of gifted children a comprehensive online education resource
External LinkSENG: Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted
External LinkSplash: MIT Gifted resources

Extended Year Programs

External LinkSchoolcraft's Kids on Campus offers a large variety of exciting educational programs for children grades 1st - 9th. Classes are offered during the Fall, Winter, and Summer semesters.
External LinkACE: Academic Camps for Excellence at Calvin College
External LinkJohns Hopkins University Center for Talented and Gifted Youth
External LinkMSU has various courses and programs available, cost varies.
External LinkMichigan Tech offers "Women in Engineering" is only $50 for the registration fee. Accepted students get a full scholarship
Stanford University courses for External LinkThe Education Program for Gifted Youth offers computer-based multimedia distance learning with pre-college courses in Mathematics, Physics, English, and Computer Science.
External LinkSummer Camp at the gifted and talented Roeper School
External LinkSummer Institute for the Gifted (SIG)