By: Carla Robinson
In high school TAG students are offered TAG for credit, a class in which the student designs an independent study program that is guided by the teacher, Mrs. Colleen Westergard.
This class is worth one elective credit and students may take it each semester in high school for a total of eight elective credits.
“Students must be self-directed and self-motivated to take this class since they design all facets of it,” says Westergard.
Students taking the class are involved in a variety of projects, such as; updating the Akron-Westfield Hall of Pride articles, planning an anti-bullying day with a speaker and activities, reading classic literature from a college bound reading list, and studying the languages and cultures of various groups worldwide.
Other examples of a project that a student could make include, but are not limited to; writing a one act play, creating a design sketch book, making a history day project, performing modernized fairy tales in elementary classrooms, participating in real-world accounting activities, and studying current events to write opinion papers about them.