SAGE - Special & Gifted Education

What is SAGE?

SAGE stands for Special and Gifted Education and was established by the Plano Council of PTAs in 2003 to provide the opportunity for families and teachers of students who learn differently to share resources.  Why special education and gifted?  Children in both areas share a common need for a special focus in their education.  Approximately 25% of the PISD student population has been identified to fall into these categories.  SAGE focuses on education, communication and support for these families and the teachers who work with them.

SAGE’s main focus is to communicate.  SAGE sends out notices for SAGE and community sponsored events via e-mail blasts to the SAGE data base on a bi-weekly basis.  SAGE sponsored events are also sent to the local campus SAGE chairs or someone else on the PTA board to share in campus e-news.  To enroll in SAGE and receive notifications on events and resources, send your e-mail and information preference (gifted or special ed or both) to sage@planopta.org.  All emails are used only to send out information and are kept confidential.

 

For more information go to Plano PTA SAGE.  Also, like us on Facebook!  See parent discussions on SAGE related issues on our Facebook page.

 

 

 

The SAGE Summer Expo is a free community event for students of all grades and abilities that showcases summer camp opportunities from local, state, and national organizations. It happens annually in February in PSHS Cafeteria. Organizations that provide summer camp opportunities and are interested in participating please contact the SAGE Expo Coordinator at SAGEexpo@planopta.org.
 
If you need more information about Summer Expo, please click the link bellow:

 

Plano Council of PTAs has a Facebook page for SAGE. You can follow us on 

 
Plano Council of PTAs offers awareness/ inclusion kit free of charge to all PISD schools/ PTAs. Each school can keep the kit for a week. To sign up click the link bellow:

Texas PTA offers Awareness kits called Kids First; you can find more information below:
 
PISD recently opened an Adult transition center for SPED students that graduated PISD Senior high school. More info on this opportunity you can find bellow 

For more info about gifted and SPED community you can contact our SAGE chair at: 

 

 

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