Overview for Families

Welcome to Heather Hills’ Talented and Gifted Program website. We are proud to be a 2013 Excellence in Gifted and Talented Education award recipient! 

Please check back frequently for program updates and event listings. 

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Overview. Heather Hills Elementary is a TAG (Talented and Gifted) Center school. TAG identified students in grades 2-5 are matched with teachers who are trained in teaching gifted learners. We are devoted to ensuring that our children receive the appropriate educational experiences, including accelerated learning and enrichment opportunities. We look forward to another successful year at Heather Hills Elementary. 

If you would like additional information on our TAG program, please contact Vicker McClain at 301-805-2730 or via e-mail at vicker.mcclain@pgcps.org. 

Instructional Opportunities. Throughout the school year, students will have access to a variety of specialized instructional opportunities. In language arts, this includes access to high levels of text, including literature discussion circles and Junior Great Books. In mathematics, students participate in an accelerated curriculum, with a focus on project-based learning opportunities. Our science curriculum includes multiple opportunities for inquiry-based discovery and exploration. Additionally, students will participate in independent studies, as well as enrichment opportunities at the school level.