“The School for the Talented and Gifted is one of the greatest high schools in the country.” –Jay Matthews, former Newsweek Contributing Editor and current Washington Post education columnist and blogger.
Founded in 1982, the School for the Talented and Gifted (TAG) is a college-preparatory magnet high school in the Dallas Independent School District. TAG features a dynamic community of learners who are guided by a dedicated faculty and supported by a rigorous curriculum, both of which prepare them for the most demanding college programs in the country. TAG prides itself on attracting curious, self-motivated students who love learning. These students come from a wide range of backgrounds and have a diverse array of interests, passions, and hobbies. One of the best things about TAG is how all of these varied experiences come together, exposing students to new opportunities and weaving them into a tightly knit “TAG Family.” TAG teachers provide an environment that is both challenging and nurturing. They understand the needs of talented and gifted students and delight in meeting those needs inside and outside of the classroom. TAG’s 17 faculty members have an average of 18 years of teaching experience; 12 hold advanced degrees, including two who hold doctorates. The TAG curriculum takes a liberal arts perspective in order to ensure that students acquire a strong knowledge base across mathematics, science, language, literature, the arts, and the social sciences. Having a solid foundation in these areas prepares students to be life-long learners and engaged citizens.