Talented and Gifted (TAG)

    BVSD Schools provide programming for Talented and Gifted (TAG) students based on their identified needs and in accordance with district policy,IGBB, Progr​ams for Gifted Students.
    Student are identified as Talented and Gifted through the district adopted identification process which is based on a body of evidence. 
    TAG Educational Advisors are advocates and support staff in BVSD schools for TAG students. The TAG Tutor at Creekside Elementary is Eileen Rudd. She can be contacted by email eileen.rudd@bvsd.org or phone 720 561-3800.
    Programming for Talented and Gifted Students
    In BVSD, the classroom teacher is the primary provider of advanced academic services to students in their targeted area(s)of strength to the greatest extent possible. The TAG Tutor supports the teacher in providing appropriate educational services to TAG students. Programming provided to TAG identified students is documented in the student's Advanced Learning Plan (ALP).
    Enrichment Opportunities
    Schools provide students with activities and opportunities that enrich their educational experiences. Any interested student is invited and encouraged to participate. Enrichment activities.
    The Talented and Gifted (TAG) program sponsors these activities that offer extracurricular educational opportunities to all Creekside students:
    Wonderful World of Exploration​ (grades K-5)
    Spelling Bee (grades 1-5)
    Math Olympiads (grades 4-5)
    Geography Bee (grades 4-5)
    Junior Great Books (grades K-5)
    Destination Imagination (grades 1-5)


    The BVSD Office of Advanced Academic Services has provided schools with books and resources over the years. These materials address the social/emotional characteristics of children who are gifted, varieties of differentiation strategies for instruction, information regarding specific populations of gifted children including factors of gender, culture, ethnicity, twice exceptionality, and more. Staff and parents are invited to check these resources out. Resources are available from theOffice of Advanced Academic Services.
    Additional Information
    BVSD TAG Website - This comprehensive website provides information about gifted children and gifted education
    Office of Advanced Academic Services
    BVSD TAG Listserv - An email list open to all who are interested which provides information about opportunities for children and parents in the local area, the Gray Matters Newsletter, interesting events (like meteor showers and Pi Day), and more. To subscribe to the low-medium volume list, email becky.whittenburg@bvsd.org with your request.
    SENG Groups - Discussion groups for parent of TAG students
    BVSD Acceleration Policy - Promotion, nonpromotion and acceleration of students 
    Early Access - For highly advanced children who fail to meet the age requirements for entering kindergarten or first grade
    BVGT - Boulder Valley Gifted and Talented, the local affiliate organization of the Colorado Association for Gifted and Talented




    Eileen Ruddhttps://cre.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/eileen_rudd.aspxhttps://cre.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/eileen_rudd.aspx{bb9ea5bd-51eb-4046-b4c3-272094f6a2d3}Eileen RuddPARAEDUCATORGP0|#d5a7ab98-a5df-42fa-ba2b-5a42863066da;L0|#0d5a7ab98-a5df-42fa-ba2b-5a42863066da|Support;GTSet|#047c81e0-37dc-4eae-934f-e677abc2b456;GPP|#a2b06d31-c461-4bcb-b12b-273c96e77b9b;GPP|#6ad9fbb3-bf89-49b8-9e36-ddd3131d80d6;GPP|#4d055820-42d8-4f9b-843d-27bc329df1ff;GP0|#0aa1e5d4-96bd-43c0-9df0-d2fb025febce;L0|#00aa1e5d4-96bd-43c0-9df0-d2fb025febce|Gifted and Talented;GPP|#ac90095b-9ee0-42c4-9b52-26efaebea9b3Para Educator720-561-3869eileen.rudd@bvsd.org<span>Hi!  My name is Eileen Rudd and I have been working at Creekside Elementary since September 2007.   I have been a paraeducator in both preschool and kindergarten. I currently work in Ms. Stefani Anderson’s kindergarten class in the morning and I am the Talented and Gifted Educational Advisor in the afternoon.  I love working with children since they see the world through innocent eyes and they are pretty funny! My family consists of my husband, our two grown daughters and our dogs. When I am not at work I love to hike, read and travel.<br><br><div><span style="font-size:16pt;font-family:"coming soon";color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;"><br></span></div></span>