Talented & Gifted Program (TAG)

Mission Statement

The Appleton Area School District is committed to providing a continuum of services to students identified as talented and gifted. Providing instruction that will challenge, support and inspire these students results in expanding their potential through intellectual, social, and emotional growth.

SEL TAG Parent Group 20-21

Schools with TAG Programming

School  TAG Resource Teacher and Email
Appleton Bilingual School Dana Coenen
Badger Teri Meylink
Berry Miranda Andersen
Columbus Dana Coenen
Dunlap  Teri Meylink
Edison Patty Merrifield
Ferber Emily Barker
Foster Miranda Andersen
Franklin Patty Merrifield
Highlands Patty Merrifield
Horizons Becki Hendrick
Houdini Miranda Andersen
Huntley Emily Barker
Jefferson/Fox River Academy Melissa Schmidt
Johnston Becki Hendrick
McKinley Becki Hendrick
Richmond Emily Barker

Program Summary

The Appleton Area School District has a commitment to identify and provide services for students with gifted learning needs and abilities. Talented and gifted (TAG) students with gifted learning needs and abilities can be identified in the following areas

  • General Intellectual Ability
  • Creative/Divergent Thinking

Identification Guidelines and Process

Identification is an ongoing process, which includes gathering information about students from the following sources

  • Parent, teacher, peer, community member, and self referrals
  • Standardized tests of achievement, ability, and creativity
  • Product/performance evaluations
Formal TAG identification consists of matching individual student needs with appropriate TAG services. Any teacher, parent, student or community member may complete a TAG referral form. Parent referral forms are available in every school office or from any TAG teacher.

Identification Process

Meeting the Needs of Gifted Learners


Parent Referral Form


The Key to Success? Grit - TED Talk from Angela Duckworth 

Wisconsin Association for Talented and Gifted (WATG)
Wisconsin Center for Academically Talented Youth (WCATY)
National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC)
Hoagies Gifted
Genius Denied
A Nation Deceived


Cassie Guilbeault
Talented and Gifted (TAG) Coordinator
(920) 832-4604

Jaime Richling
Talented and Gifted (TAG) Secretary
(920) 832-6157 ext. 2184