To provide an enrichment program of individualized, purposeful activities that challenge and develop students' full potential. These activities will encourage discovery of new strengths, interests, and abilities; and build the students' capability to effectively use all of their knowledge and experiences in any situation.
To develop student meta-cognition (an awareness of or understanding of ones own thinking processes more effectively) through the implementation of the six major outcome categories.
Newton County Gifted Program is affiliated with the following organizations:
East Central Talented and Gifted Association
Newton County TAG is a member of the East Central Talented and Gifted Association. ECTAG is an organization of schools from Newton, Neshoba, Leake, and Scott counties. This organization provides the opportunity for gifted students to participate in creative and intellectual competitions in both individual and group formats. Students are encouraged to showcase abilities and to interact with peers. Teachers from member schools meet biannually to share instructional techniques and enrichment activities and to evaluate competitions.
Mississippi Association for Gifted Children
All Newton County TAG teachers are members of MAGC. Also, a Newton county TAG Parent Affiliate Group has been established to help advocate for our gifted children.