Talented and Gifted Referrals for 2022-2023

  • Shelby County Public Schools' Talented and Gifted Program is currently accepting referrals in all areas.  Parents and Teachers who would like to refer a student may do so online using the links below or contact the TAG Teacher at your school to pick up a printed version of the referral. 

    The referral period is December 12, 2022-January 12, 2023.

    TAG Referral Video (Introduction)

    SCPS TAG:  Talented and Gifted Program 

    Referral Window: December 12, 2022-January 12, 2023 

    This referral is a request from a parent, teacher, or school administrator to screen a student for possible Primary Talent Pool Participation/Gifted Services in the next school year. 

    Students currently in grades Kindergarten through 2nd may be referred for services in the Primary Talent Pool (PTP) for the following/upcoming school year.   

    Students currently in grades 3 through 11 may be referred for Talented and Gifted (TAG) identification in General Intelligence, Reading, Math, Writing, Science, Social Studies, Dance, Drama, Vocal, Instrumental, Art, Creativity, and Leadership for the following/upcoming school year.  

    English referral link-Grades 4-11:  https://forms.gle/TXyXVSmLHAE9UJnA6
    Spanish referral link- Grades 4-11: https://forms.gle/RYzuGauyeaLWGT6bA
    PTP Referral English Grades K-2: https://forms.gle/uLaHMQuSpGpppgbUA
    PTP Referral Spanish Grades K-2: https://forms.gle/BzoGj6mEuSNAeKGq9

    This document may be shared with those who are requested to write a letter of recommendation for student in the area of Leadership:

    Leadership Recommendation Guidance Document 

    Leadership Recommendation Guidance Document (Spanish) 

    PTP/TAG Screening Process: 
    The initial step in the screening process is the completion of a referral form by a parent, teacher or school administrator. The screening process begins after receiving a completed Parent Inventory and written permission from the parent. Students are screened by a certified teacher of Talented and Gifted with objective and subjective measures.

    ​Subjective and objective assessments measure both cognitive and non-cognitive areas. These are used to evaluate students’ needs for gifted and talented services. Each school has a certified TAG teacher with a Gifted and Talented Endorsement, designated on the teaching certificate leading the review and school-based committee made up of the gifted education coordinator or a gifted education teacher and representatives from classroom teachers, administrators, counselors, special education teachers and other appropriate personnel who follow district policies and procedures to formally identify and determine level and type of service options. 

    School committee recommendations are reviewed by the District Talented and Gifted Committee and finalized for identification and service options in General Intelligence, Reading, Math, Writing, Science, Social Studies, Dance, Drama, Vocal, Instrumental, Art, Creativity, and Leadership.  

    Students identified for Primary Talent Pool Kindergarten through 3rd grades are eligible to participate in the services during the primary years. Being a participant in the Primary Talent Pool is not a talented and gifted identification.

    Primary Talent Pool Brochure