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Gifted & Talented

Our Vision and Mission -  Advanced Academic & Gifted Services (AAGS)
Process for Gifted and Talented (GT) Recommendation -  Identification & Assessment 
GT Program Framework -  Programming
Advanced Learning Plans (ALP) Timeline and Criteria -  Advanced Learning Plan

Gifted and Talented Google Document

GT Advocate: Kristi Nylin-Reed


GT Testing:

  • All Grade - January 11, 2024

Universal Screening: In Adams 12 Five Star Schools, 2nd and 6th graders who are not already identified GT participate in the Universal Screening process for potential gifted and talented identification. Find more detailed information regarding Universal Screening in the Five Star District.  

Universal Screening process at our school:

  • 6th Grade Screen - Ocober 5th, 2023

7th and 8th Grade Testing: 

  • All Grades - January 11, 2024
  • Parent Permission Form

Parent/Staff/Student GT Recommendation: All students can participate in the GT identification process by submitting a complete body of evidence. Find more detailed information regarding the GT recommendation process in the Five Star District. 

If you are interested in having your child be considered for the GT identification process you need to contact your GT Advocate for school specific information.

Important dates for the GT Recommendation process at our school: All nominations for 2023-2024 must be completed no later than December 21.

Gifted & Talented Program Offerings:

Advanced Curriculum & Extended Learning:  “The Vehicle”

Provides the depth and complexity needed to ensure meaningful academic growth

Our school offerings include: 

  • Conceptual, inquiry & problem/project-based learning in both core academic classes and in many of its elective offerings.

  • Opportunities to apply learning to the real-world, college/career readiness, meaningful, relevant, authentic learning based on curriculum chosen by the district

Differentiated Learning Pathways:  “The Roadmap”

Provides an education at the appropriate level of readiness and challenge

Our school offerings include:

Appropriate level of depth & complexity for student engagement in Language Arts for GT students, in Math by offering Honors programming, and in Science and Social Studies by extension experiences for students. 

Individualized Opportunities & Enrichment:  “The Customized Options”

Actively engages and motivates through interests and meaningful learning opportunities

Our school offerings include:

School Day:  Where appropriate, student choice in assignments: what do they already know, alternative assessment, choice in learning/choice menus

Outside of School Day: 

  • Various clubs based on student interest
  • GT Spring Field Trips 

Social-Emotional Learning:  “The Destination” 

  • Focuses on developing the whole child by balancing empowerment and accountability

Our school offerings include:

  • Club offerings that support the social emotional needs of the gifted

  • Open-door policy for all GT students that seek support from a truncated adult (teacher or club sponsor)