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Talented & Gifted


"The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant.  We have created a society that honors the servant, and has forgotten the gift."
--Albert Einstein

Welcome to Oregon School District 509J's  TAG homepage.  Here you will find information and ideas  to help you understand and deal with the special needs of TAG students.  As well, you will find information and resources for TAG students and their parents that are available in our school district.

TAG Information Night, Tuesday, April 15, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm at LPMS
Motivation: Igniting Sparks and Tending the Fire
Guest Speaker: Judy Smith, OATAG Board Member and SENG Liaison for Oregon
Everyone is Welcome!!  For more information in English & Spanish

Did you know 
that there are many opportunities for TAG children to participate in fast paced, enriched learning programs in Oregon?   For additional information about various programs:  Opportunities For Students  There are courses both on and off of university campuses. Below are a couple examples: 

STEM Academy AWSEM (Advocates for Women in Science, Engineering, and Math) Clubs for 6th-12th grade girls.
** Middle School Club meets Tuesdays, 5:00-6:30 pm, from January 21 - February 25, 2014.
** High School Club meets Wednesdays, 5:00-6:30 pm, from January 22 - February 26, 2014

Topics this year will include physics, K'NEX engineering challenge, anatomy, computing, information evaluations & visualization, and chemistry.  Undergraduate women studying science at OSU will lead and be mentors for the clubs. To register, please visit
For questions, call 541-737-8139 or email
Cost is $75.00.  

STEM Academy @ Oregon State University(formally known as Saturday Academy @ OSU)
STEM Academy is a non-profit, extracurricular, pre-college education program hosted by Oregon State University. The program, chartered at OSU since 1986, enlists community professionals to share their facilities, equipment, and expertise through hands-on classes, workshops, and mentor-ships to extend and augment the science curriculum of the school systems.  STEM Academy places special emphasis on the sciences, math and technology. Financial assistance is available to all who qualify.

STEM programs are not just limited to TAG students.  For information about our summer programs, please click on this link.

Our Mission
STEM Academy (previously Saturday Academy) inspires young people to explore their world through hands-on learning with community experts and professionals. Our goal is to reinforce the joy of learning, assist young people in developing intellectually and help them prepare for rewarding careers. We strive to make our experiences available to all students who seek them, and to affirmatively reach out to those who might not otherwise participate.  We value all learning and offer experiences in many disciplines. We emphasize the sciences, especially engineering, technology and health sciences, because of the rapid rate of change in these fields and their essential role in modern life.

Note: these STEM programs are not limited to TAG students.  If you have any questions about the programs, please check out their website.
​For more information or to register please contact the STEM Academy @ OSU office: 541-737-8139

En Español 
Campamentos de verano “STEM” en la Universidad del Estado de Oregón: 
Academia “STEM” en Oregon State University (conocida formalmente como la Academia de los sábados en OSU)  Para obtener más información o para registrarse, por favor contacte la academia “STEM “en la oficina de OSU: 541-737-8139,

Are you the parent of a future scientist or engineer?

Saturday Academy's Apprenticeships in Science and Engineering (ASE) Program offers 9th - 11th grade students the opportunity to work with scientists and engineers for eight weeks, full-time, during the summer.  Read All About the TAG Challenge Camps this Summer and Register Online Now!  visit their website at:

To find out about more opportunities for students, Check out our opportunities for Students page.
Looking for more information on TAG topics?  Check out our  TAG Resources Page! There is plenty of information there to start your search for information on the web, or in print!

Sign up for our TAG-Families Listserv!

Get the latest on news on TAG issues and events in the 509J district by signing up for our new TAG-FAMILIES listserv. To sign up, just
click here!


Contact Us

Phone: 541-766-4857
Fax: 541-757-5726
Address: 1555 SW 35th St., Corvallis, Oregon 97333
Staff: Kevin Bogatin,  Assistant Superintendent