Oregon Department of Education

Read About Your Gifted Child

High School Students

Parents & Students

This information provides parenting resources including the Oregon Department of Education Brochure about Talented and Gifted Education and bibliographies related to gifted child parenting topics.

The TAG Parent Brochure about Talented and Gifted Education in Oregon

This pamphlet provides information on TAG, identification, programs, and services.


Enrichment Opportunities Outside of the Instructional Day

  • Destination Imagination  External Link  
    This program encourages teams of learners to have fun, take risks, focus, and frame challenges while incorporating STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), the arts, and service learning.
  • Future Problem Solving Program International, Inc.  External Link  
    Founded by creativity pioneer, Dr. E. Paul Torrance, Future Problem Solving Program International (FPSPI) stimulates critical and creative thinking skills, encourages students to develop a vision for the future, and prepares students for leadership roles.
  • Junior Great Books ThinkIt  External Link  
    A program for critical thinking practice built around 10 nonfiction texts.
  • Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE)  External Link  
    The Marine Advanced Technology program offers opportunities for students to work on underwater missions in Oregon Robotics Competitions.
  • National FIRST organization  External Link  
    The mission of FIRST is to show students of every age that science, technology, and problem-solving are not only fun and rewarding, but are proven paths to successful careers and a bright future for us all.
  • Odyssey of the Mind  External Link  
    An international educational program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students from kindergarten through college.
  • Oregon Battle of the Books  External Link  
    A statewide voluntary reading motivation and comprehension program for students in 3rd-12th grade.
  • Oregon FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC)  External Link  
    Oregon FIRST Robotics is a competitive robotics program for students K–12.
  • Oregon Robotics Tournament & Outreach Program  External Link  
    Oregon Robotics Tournament & Outreach Program is a program of the Oregon University System. This program offers robotics leagues for students ages 6–9, 9-14, and grades 7–12.
  • Oregon Game Project Challenge (OGPC)  External Link  
    The OGPC is a computer game development competition for students.
  • Oregon Spellers  External Link  
    In the Oregon Statewide Spelling Championship, County and Regional Spelling Contest winners compete at the Oregon State Fair in a written contest against students near their age to determine the best young spellers in Oregon.
  • VEX Robotics  External Link  
    The VEX IQ Education program is designed to provide integrated learning in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) at the elementary and middle school levels.

  • Angela Allen Email    (503) 947-5931
    Standards and Instructional Support - Education Specialist