Sage Program History

  • 1980 
    Sage Program formed under Title 1V C Funding -- Research study began

    1983
    Research study complete -- Need for implementation of town wide services substantiated through research study

    1984
    Validation by Department of Education's Joint Dissemination Review Panel -- Sage Program recognized as exemplary program in the U.S. servicing gifted and talented. The National Diffusion Grant was awarded.

    1986
    Middle School services developed and implemented

    1997
    Parent Advocacy Group formulated (GATPAC)

    1998
    High School services developed and implemented

    2000
    Elementary and Secondary services combined to form one department

    2007-2009
    Implementation Support Center Grant -- One of four regional MA DESE funded resource facilities serving parents, teachers, and administrators throughout the state.