Talented and Gifted (TAG) @ FLE

Home of the Falcons & A National ESEA Distinguished School

Dear Talented and Gifted Families and Students,

At this time, our TAG @ FLE program is full. If you want to be added to the wait list, please complete an application and email our FLE Registrar (Gretchen.Duncan@matsuk12.us) or bring a copy by the office during business hours.

Thank you!


TAG @ FLE Process:

  • After CogAT assessment results are shared, if your child qualifies for TAG and you are interested in TAG @ FLE, here is the timeline/informational meeting schedule:
  • Applications are reviewed after informational meetings.
  • An informational zoom meeting will be scheduled based on survey results.
  • The application also serves as the boundary exemption if you live outside the FLE boundary. We will consider boundary exemptions for any sibling(s).
  • You may also give us a call anytime.
  • We look forward to meeting your family!
TAG @ FLE Teacher Pages

Click here to see the TAG Teachers @ FLE

Letter to Potential TAG Families

Dear Talented and Gifted Families and Students,

Finger Lake (FLE) TAG began during the 2015-2016 school year as the home to the district-wide elementary school TAG program. TAG Teachers, Ms. Hardy and Mr. Boyden, serve students in multi-aged 3rd-5th grade self-contained classroom.

Each spring, FLE hosts informational meeting(s) to showcase the program’s successes, share about our school, curriculum and materials in TAG, and answer questions. Families share testimonies of their experience(s) at FLE. Comments that continue to echo from parents are their child feels challenged, excited about school, motivated, happy, engaged, and content. Students feel connected because they are with peers with similar needs who share comparable learning styles.

The front office at FLE begins collecting applications each year after informational meetings. All students who have participated in the district's CogAT assessment are eligible to apply. If the number of applications exceeds the number of spots available, a lottery is conducted. The application, which also serves as the boundary exemption, can be found to the left under the welcome heading.

A great deal of research suggests that small school structures contribute to student achievement and a sense of well-being. This growing choice option for the Mat-Su School District is a springboard for innovation and one other district's in Alaska have already visited for ideas of how best to serve kids.

Juliana Hardy is your current point of contact at FLE for TAG related questions (Juliana.Hardy@matsuk12.us). You may also contact Principal Susan Steele directly (SusanR.Steele@matsuk12.us). The staff at FLE, Ms. Hardy, Mr. Bodyen, and Ms. Steele are 100% committed to working with you to ensure your child’s needs are strategically calculated with your input, that a well-built structure and program is established to serve your most treasured gifts, and that you have a positive experience with our team.

Should you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to call us at 907-864-2200.

Thank you so much!

More information below

Click here to see Finger Lake's Club/Sport List (also located under the tab "About Us" in the section called Extended Learning).

Click here for an FAQ document about our TAG program at FLE.

Click here to visit the MSBSD TAG page for ongoing events and program information.

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