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Gifted & Talented

GT Coordinators: Aaron Dees, Reuben Maes


GT Testing:

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: September 28th

7th and 8th Grade Testing: November 10

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 Coordinator for school specific information.

Important dates for the GT Recommendation process at our school: All nominations for 2022-2023 must be completed no later than October 20.

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 
  • Grizzly Genius Hour-Passion Projects of choice for GT students

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)