The Talented and Gifted School for Young Scholars (TAG) is one of New York City’s five public citywide gifted and talented (G&T) schools. Founded in 1989, TAG is located in the vibrant neighborhood of East Harlem and serves grades K-8.
TAG has the most diverse student body of the five citywide G&T schools. Our students are exceptional, with incoming kindergartners scoring in the 99th percentile on a national test used to determine admissions to gifted programs in NYC. In general, TAG students work at least one year above their grade level. TAG consistently ranks as one of the top performing schools in NYC and received an overall grade of “A” in its most recent progress report. TAG was also the recipient of the Blackboard Award for Outstanding Elementary and Middle School in 2013. Mayor Bloomberg recognized TAG as one of the top 22 schools in NY State in 2013.
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November is officially iPledge Month at TAG Young Scholars, the PTA’s direct appeal campaign to raise funds for many of the essential programs that go beyond the school’s general DOE budget, including:
● Teaching Assistants (TAs) for the younger grades
● STEM and Singapore Math in curriculum
● Music program for K-4 plus 7th grade
● Enrichment coordinators, PE and recess support for all grades
● Middle School Debate team
● Magazine subscriptions
● Chess in curriculum for grades K-7
● Math Club for grades 4-8
● Field Day for grades K-8
● Chess Team for grades K-8
● Graduation celebrations for 5th & 8th grades
● Senior package for 8th grade
Your voluntary and tax deductible contributions will enable the PTA to continue to provide these programs for the 2020-2021 school year.
Our goal is to have 100% participation from every family and to benefit from employers’ corporate matching programs.
Together, let’s raise $400,000 this school year for our Scholars' TAG experience!
Dear TAG Families,
The Scholastic Book Fair is almost here! We are proud to announce that this year's Fair will take place December 4th through December 6th.
Our Fair encourages reading while helping raise funds for our school! It will be open during the day and there will be a schedule teachers will follow so that every class has their own special time to visit.
Please send your child with cash (include sales tax) or sign up for a convenient way to shop cash free called eWallet. Note that, this year, only the children who have cash or a scholastic e-wallet certificate will visit the book fair.
Please use the link below to direct you to the Scholastic home page where you can view the book flyer, hours, and eWallet link.
WE NEED BOOK FAIR VOLUNTEERS TO HELP MAKE THIS EVENT A SUCCESS!
And as always, please email firstname.lastname@example.org (ATTN: Book Fair contact, Ami Artz) with any questions.
Thank you for your support!
Monday, November 25th, is the annual TAG Young Scholars Picture Day.
We are looking for parents to volunteer their time assisting our photographer and helping the kids look their best for their pictures throughout the day. If you can help and are available, please email Fundraising as soon as possible or simply sign up by clicking here:
We encourage everyone to go online and purchase your picture package. Please.
If you only want to purchase the digital package, you must do so online. Use the "Picture Day ID":
TAG Young Scholars
Picture Day ID: OV389081Q0
Note that ALL 8th grade student portraits will be taken in Cap & Gown
Please join CEC 4 and the Alliance for Quality Education to discuss school funding, the Campaign for Fiscal Equity and how to fight for the money owed to our public schools.
When: Wednesday, Nov 20th @ 6PM
Where: Tito Puente Education Complex on 109th bet 2nd and 3rd Ave.
Figure Skating in Harlem helps girls transform their lives and grow in confidence, leadership and academic achievement. We are the only organization in the world for girls of color that combines the power of education with access to the artistic discipline of figure skating to build champions in life.
We have a few spots remaining for 1st – 5th graders and we would love to welcome a few TAG families to the FSH family. As programming has already begun, we will have to act fast to get your child enrolled.
On behalf of our community, the PTA executive board of the Talented and Gifted School for Young Scholars would like to share the following statement regarding the School Diversity Advisory Group’s recommendations to phase out elementary G&T schools.
The Talented and Gifted School (“TAG”) for Young Scholars (M012) is the most diverse of the five citywide Gifted and Talented Schools. TAG Young Scholars is located in the vibrant neighborhood of East Harlem (El Barrio) and serves grades K through 8. TAG Young Scholars has consistently ranked top two in all of New York State. The school, which has long attracted Black and Latinx children, was founded as a specialized program in 1989 and became a citywide Gifted and Talented school in 2005 under the leadership of its current principal Ms. Janette Cesar. TAG Young Scholars is one of the few schools that opted into a pilot initiative to increase diversity within their schools by giving priority, for 40% of its kindergarten seats, to applicants eligible for Free or Reduced Price Lunch (based on family income).
TAG Young Scholars is a wonderful example of what New York City schools are capable of. It should remain intact as a Gifted and Talented program and not be phased out. We welcome Chancellor Carranza and Mayor De Blasio to learn from our successful model, as well as work with us to help maintain our high-achieving and diverse school.