Current research indicates that students with exceptional academic abilities gain substantial benefit from contact with their peers. For some academically gifted students, the TAG Program may be the first time they encounter like-minded classmates, who share their love of learning and motivation for high level academic work. In TAG classrooms students are also expected to work metacognitively--to think about their own thinking and to critically evaluate their work as they learn district curriculum. Through classroom interactions with their peers and teachers, TAG students learn to appreciate their own abilities and the talents of others, as well as to develop the skills needed “to achieve personal excellence and to become a productive contributing citizen.”
Elementary School TAG
The elementary TAG program was expanded in the fall of 2012 and is housed at Gallimore Elementary School. There are four classrooms in each grade level (3rd through 5th) with approximately 360 students. Class sizes are 30 students per 3rd grade class and 31 students per 4th and 5th grade class. Mrs. Aimee Bell is the principal at Gallimore Elementary School and works collaboratively with Mrs. Maureen Molloy, Director of Elementary Education, to make decisions for the elementary program.
Middle School TAG
The middle school TAG program is housed at East Middle School. There are currently four sixth-grade classes, three seventh-grade classes, and two eighth-grade classes. Each classroom has approximately 32 students, for a total of 330 TAG students at the Middle School Level. Students who enter the Elementary TAG program will continue in the Middle School TAG program at East.
Mr. Scott Burek is the East Middle School Principal and is in charge of the middle school TAG Program. Mrs. Jan Coratti is the Lead TAG Teacher at East Middle School and teaches 8th Grade TAG Science and General Education Science classes. The middle school TAG Program continues the upper elementary’s focus on supporting student growth in becoming invested, organized learners. At the middle school level, students are required to become increasingly responsible for their own learning. The ultimate goal is to promote the maximum level of individual success while encouraging personal responsibility for academic growth.
At high school, the needs of advanced learners are met through elective course offerings. Plymouth-Canton's Educational Park (P-CEP) offers a large number of advanced placement and honors courses to meet the needs of students. For detailed course descriptions, please visit the Program of Studies.
In September 2012 three new Academies open to all ninth and tenth grade students were established. Academies @ The Park represent an innovative response to the national and global demand for highly skilled, highly creative and highly competitive graduates who are capable of succeeding in a rapidly changing, global marketplace. Each with its own unique theme and mission, and each with a well defined, unified learning experience. For more information on the Academies, please visit Academies @ The Park
|Elementary School TAG
Phone: (734) 455-7540
|Middle School TAG
East Middle School
Phone: (734) 416-4950
P-CEP Course Descriptions