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TAG Now Enrolling Talented and Gifted Students
November 11, 2019

Walters State Community College is now enrolling for its 2020. The program offers students in grades 5 through 8 an enriched curriculum, with popular subjects and plenty of “hands on” opportunities.
“TAG offers 33 classes that have been chosen based on student interest. The classes are designed to fun yet challenging,” said Dr. Nicole Cardwell-Hampton, coordinator of youth programs the college’s Center for Workforce Training. 
“While the classes are the star attraction of TAG, students also enjoy being on a college campus and interacting with professors and students.” 
Students choose two classes. Popular options this year are acting, archery, biology, chemistry, creative writing, computer-aided design, crime scene investigation, forensic science, German, marine biology, movie production, stock exchange, PLC, pottery, robot wars, self-defense, sign language, Spanish, surviving the outback, web design, weird science and zombie apocalypse. 

TAG began in 1982 as the first program of its kind in the state. Over 300 students attended last year’s program. Student come from over 35 public or private schools and from homeschool associations. 
TAG meets on Saturdays from Jan. 11 through Feb. 8. The cost is $199. Cardwell-Hampton encourages early applications as classes are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. The deadline is Dec. 9. 
The TAG Program received a grant from the Boyd Youth Education Fund.
For more information, contact Cardwell-Hampton at 423-585-2675 or Nicole.Cardwell-Hampton@ws.edu.