TAG/Extended Learning - Fort Dodge Community School District - Fort Dodge Iowa

TAG/Extended Learning

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The Extended Learning Lab provides an environment in which the full potential of the learner is recognized, encouraged, and nurtured.

Each student is given the appropriate support and challenge necessary for continued educational development.

Students can participate in Independent Study explorations and are offered guidance and resources necessary to investigate personal areas of interest. Goals are established and projects created.

In addition, students have the opportunity to enroll in Advanced Placement classes, college level courses, Honors by Contract, participate in contests or academic challenges, and investigate an area of interest through a potential internship.

Students qualify by academic excellence shown in standardized test scores, and/or teacher recommendation.

College Planning & Scholarship Resources

The ACT   http://www.actstudent.org/     

     Test Date           Registration Deadline

     12/10/2016         11/4/2016

      2/11/2017           1/13/2017

      4/8/2017             3/3/2017

      6/10/2017           5/5/2017

SAT Testing  www.sat.collegeboard.org       

I Can Succeed/College Planning http://www.icansucceed.org/

Scholarship sites:  www.fastweb.comwww.scholarships.comwww.scholarships4school.com  

Advanced Placement Classes 2016/17   apstudent.collegeboard.org/home

Advanced Placement or 'AP' courses were taken by 8 students during the 2014-15 school year. In addition to the requirements of the class taken, students may opt to take an optional AP exam. Exams are administered in May and reflect a level of achievement in the college-level course.  

An AP score is used by colleges and universities to determine if credit will be granted for what has been learned. The score is reported on a 5-point scale with '5' as extremely well qualified.  

FDSH offers AP classes online. All students who opted to take the AP exam have earned a '3' or higher. 

One Semester Courses Offered   

AP U.S. Government, AP Psychology, AP Macroeconomics and AP Microeconomics

Year Long Courses Offered   

AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Chemistry, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Statistics, AP Spanish, AP US History, Computer Science 

Additional TAG resources

Belin and Blank Center, University of Iowa  

OPPTAG: Iowa State University

College Board

MIT Open Courseware

Iowa Talented and Gifted Association

Classes, Individual or Group Explorations 2016-17

Honors by Contract: Humanities, American Studies, Creative Writing, Film & Lit

AP English Literature & Composition, AP US History, AP Psychology          

National History Day, Battle of the Books

ICCC online FlexNet, e2020

Graphic Design, Literature, Programming

Environmental Science, Politics, Illustration

Food & Nutrition, Athletic Training, Career Studies

Leadership, World Food Prize, Social Science


Classes, Individual or Group Explorations 2015-16

AP English Language & Composition          AP Statistics          AP Chemistry

National History Day          Art History          Latin Language

Japanese Language          Career Studies          Finance       

Art          Design          Painting          Environmental Science

Leadership          Health/Wellness Advocacy          Music Composition

Technology          Programming          Game Design          Animation

Sports History          Meteorology             Math       

Creative Writing          Literature          Short Stories


Classes, Individual or Group Explorations 2014-15

AP English Literature & Composition, AP Statistics, AP Psychology

ICCC Physics, Chemistry, Anthropology

World Food Prize  

Creative Portfolio: drawing & mixed media

Art History Independent Study

Video Production/City of Fort Dodge

Programming Independent Study, app generation

Career Studies/Athletic Training/Chiropractic Care/Physical Therapy

Elementary Education Studies

Fictional Writing, Journal Writing

Health and Fitness

Accounting Internship

Technology/Computer Construction

We Are One Rally: Student Voice


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