This school gave me a wonderful community in which to learn and to have fun 'being nerdy,' as well as an excellent foundation for college. I graduated in the spring of 2009 with a great scholarship for my first choice school- full tuition plus stipends- and a lingering fascination in the world around me. I worked very hard, but TAG was a very supportive environment in which to do this. TAG, and more importantly the faculty, students, and administration found at TAG, gave me numerous opportunities to explore many different subjects and in fact encouraged this with their liberal arts philosophy. It was one big family, and my time there was very rewarding.
My high school's rigorous, challenging schedule allowed me to receive a full tuition scholarship to Texas Christian University. I was able to enter college with 23 credit hours, and was more prepared for the academic rigor of college than any other student I encountered in my beginning years. I was surrounded by other students and teachers who were equally as motivated as myself, which only drove me to work harder and become a more well-rounded student. I would not be half of the college student I am today without the preparation and study skills that TAG instilled in me.
The teachers are fantastic. More kids from our school get into top colleges than from any other school in Dallas. The campus has a great, diverse student body, and a small personal atmosphere. This is the school you wished you had gone to!
I love TAG because the school community is small and intimate with approximately 220 students and 16 faculty. Everyone, adults and students, get to know each other academically and socially. The students graduate with lots of scholarship money which is incentive to them and helps their parents.
Students are empowered to learn and are challenged by great teachers.
TAG provides an education as well as a family for students. Students have the opportunity to acquire solid foundations in all subjects.
This is a place where students want to learn and teachers want to teach. The atmosphere is simply electric. We work hard, but always remember to have fun along the way.
The School for the Talented and Gifted is a unique experience that has significantly changed my life. As a senior, I look back on the amazing things I learned which have made me not only academically superior across the nation, but have really given me the life skills to be successful. The teachers LOVE what they do, and find creative ways to teach us the subjects that they are passionate about. Although this is a public school, its small size gives it a private school atmosphere, which allows the one-on-one attention that fosters strong academic success. Teachers go out of their way to get to school early and stay after for tutoring sessions. This school is too phenomenal for words to express, and truly molds teens into successful adults. It has been a remarkable journey!!!!!
Newsweek rates TAG as America's #1 high school! The teachers care about the students and the students here love to learn. :)
The School for the Talented and Gifted offers a wide range of educational opportunities and some of the most amazing teachers you'll ever encounter. There are a plethora of AP courses to choose from, and it's not uncommon for Seniors to take eight or nine AP classes. The academics are, assuredly, phenomenal. But the community is the best part. The teachers are helpful and supportive and genuinely love their students. Students visit teachers to chat more often than to ask for help. And because the school is small, individual classes are very tight-knit, and very friendly. There's a lot of love between grades as well, especially when it comes to homework. It's a very collaborative environment, and anyone and everyone is happy to help when there's a problem. Students graduate with a solid, well-rounded education and good social skills, and enter college well-prepared for whatever might come at them.
The school is small and has a very nurturing atmosphere. TAG has teachers who respect students and love to teach. The students are motivated to excel.
I now attend Yale University as an Electrical Engineering major. This fact would not be possible without the constant efforts put forth by the faculty and staff at the School for the Talented and Gifted. The teachers were always there for me to give me the extra help I always needed, and Mr. Satarino was always there to give his wonderful advice and leadership.
TAG offered me the best education I could have received, and going off to college and seeing my peers--- I am more prepared than they are. I couldn't thank TAG enough.
Townview TAG teachers and staff are All-Stars. They are passionate about their subjects and committed to helping the students succeed. The students are an amazing, diversified group of hard-working kids. All-around, it's obvious why the school is so successful.
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