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
APA Online Center for Gifted Education Policy: Related Web Sites
Davidson Institute Gateway to Gifted and Talented Resources
Hoagies Gifted resources
MSRI: The Mathematical Sciences Research Institute
Michigan Alliance for Gifted Students
Michigan Department of Education: Talent Department (Gifted & Talented)
MIT Open Course Ware: An open and free resource for students, educators, and anyone who wants to get an MIT education
MSRI Math Lectures
National Society for the Gifted & Talented: This digest deals with some areas of concern and provides a few practical suggestions for helping highly gifted children.
Northwestern University: Center for Talent Development
Prufrock Press: This website provides teachers and parents of gifted children a comprehensive online education resource
SENG: Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted
Splash: MIT Gifted resources
Extended Year Programs
Schoolcraft'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.
ACE: Academic Camps for Excellence at Calvin College
Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented and Gifted Youth
MSU has various courses and programs available, cost varies.
Michigan Tech offers "Women in Engineering" is only $50 for the registration fee. Accepted students get a full scholarship
Stanford University courses for The Education Program for Gifted Youth offers computer-based multimedia distance learning with pre-college courses in Mathematics, Physics, English, and Computer Science.
Summer Camp at the gifted and talented Roeper School