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Talented and Gifted

  • 2013 Excellence in Gifted and Talented Education (EGATE) Award Recipient •
  • 2018 Excellence in Gifted and Talented Education (EGATE) Award Recipient •

Click HERE for updates from the CHES TAG website!

CHES is a Talented and Gifted Center and Excellence in Gifted and Talented Education (EGATE) School. Mrs. Wendy Walton is our TAG Coordinator.  We serve students who have been identified Talented and Gifted and who have been accepted into the Talented and Gifted program via the PGCPS Lottery, in grades 2-5. TAG Center programs feature differentiated instruction, project-based learning, rigorous coursework, and accelerated learning tracks.

Dual Language / Stem

CHES is a Dual Language STEM School, and Mrs. Nancy Cintrón is our Academic Dean (which also includes being the coordinator of the Dual Language Program).  Our Dual Language program features the Spanish language and teaches the content areas of Science and Math in this language in Kindergarten, first grade, and our comprehensive classes for 2nd - 5th Grade.

Arts Integration

Click HERE for Arts Integration information from PGCPS!

CHES is an Arts Integration School, and Mrs. Andrea Rushing is our Arts Integration Lead. CHES teachers integrate creative arts standards into content learning in the areas of: theatre, vocal music, media art, visual art, and dance.

International Culture And Language (ICAL)

CHES offers the International Culture and Language (ICAL) program to students in grades 2-5, and Mrs. Andrea Rushing is our ICAL teacher. ICAL is a part of the TAG Center Programs and is designed to introduce students to various languages and cultures -- especially Spanish, French, Italian, Chinese, Russian, and Japanese languages and cultures -- and reinforce English/Reading skills as a part of the total course.

Green School Certification

Click HERE to check out this 2016 press release honoring CHES as Green Certified!

The Maryland Green Schools program, sponsored by the Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education (MAEOE), is one of the most rigorous and comprehensive Green School certification programs in the country. It encourages educational opportunities and increases environmental awareness for students at all grade levels. Schools must demonstrate their green activities and culture in eight criteria areas. Mr. Tyler Henninger is the head of the CHES Green Team.

Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS)

CHES uses Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS) as a form of character building. At CHES, we focus on 3 core values: RespectResponsibility, and Readiness to Learn. Students are rewarded for showcasing these positive values. Class DoJo points are given to students and those points can be used to purchase items in the Cougar Paw store!