Talented And Gifted

Welcome to Beaverton School District's Talented and Gifted home page. The purpose of this page is to inform students and parents about resources and opportunities available for high achieving students.

Differentiation/TAG Specialists​

  • Heidi Hanson (Elementary School Programs)     503-356-4548​
  • Office of QCC (Secondary School  Programs)     503-356-4431


General Information

General Information

  • Oregon TAG Law​
    • Identification of Academically Talented and Gifted Students
    • Rights of Parents of TAG Students
    • Programs and Services for Talented and Gifted Students
  • FAQs

You Know Your Child is Gifted When......Book by Judy Galbraith, M.A.

Gifted Book


Parent Nomination Forms for TAG Testing

Each year students are considered for Talented and Gifted students in the Beaverton School District.  These services are provided by your child's classroom teacher(s).  If you think your child might qualify, you may wish to complete the Parent Information Form below.  Completing this form gives your child's school TAG committee more information about your child.  Classroom teachers also collect observational data from students each fall and make recommendations for testing. 


Summa Brochure

The Summa program provides a differentiated, challenging curriculum that meets the cognitive, emotional, and social needs of highly gifted students, while being sensitive to their developmental level.

Summa Eligibility Criteria - for current 5th, 6th, and 7th graders 

99th percentile (age-based) on the Cognitive Abilities Test (CoGAT)


99th percentile on the total Reading or total Math Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS)


at the 97th percentile or higher in a different area: Total ITBS Reading, total ITBS Math or CogAT full version 

All scores must be from a recently administered (since July 1, 2018 CogAT or Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) given within a school system. The Beaverton School District does not accept private testing.  Students must be TAG identified and live within the Beaverton School District Boundaries.

Summa Sites

  • Cedar Park - 8th grade only, Cedar Park boundaries (last year 2019-2020)
  • Highland Park - 8th grade only (Mountain View and Highland Park boundaries)(last year 2019-2020)
  • Meadow Park - Cedar Park (grades 6&7), Five Oaks, Meadow Park boundaries
  • Stoller - Stoller boundaries
  • Whitford - Conestoga, Highland Park (grades 6&7), Mountain View (grades 6&7), Whitford

Summa Application

Summa Application​

  • All interested and eligible students must apply for Summa by December 6, 2019.​​

Summa Testing​ 

  • Fifth grade students who are currently eligible for Summa will be notified in late September
  • All fifth grade TAG students who are not currently eligible for Summa will receive notification in late September of their opportunities to test for Summa in October
  • All 6th and 7th grade TAG students who are not currently eligible for Summa will receive notification in mid October of their opportunities to test for Summa in November. This testing will be for entry into Summa beginning the Fall of 2019.

Summa Nomination Form

Summa Nomination Form

  • ​For fifth-seventh grade students who live in the Beaverton boundary, but are not enrolled in the Beaverton School District or who attend a BSD Charter School.