Gifted and Talented

Gifted and talented students are those students between the ages of four and twenty-one whose abilities, talents, and potential for accomplishment are so exceptional or developmentally advanced that they require special provisions to meet their educational programming needs. Gifted students include students with disabilities (i.e. twice exceptional) and students with exceptional abilities or potential from all socio-economic and ethnic, cultural populations. Gifted students are capable of high performance, exceptional production, or exceptional learning behavior by virtue of any or a combination of these areas:
  • General or Specific Intellectual Ability
  • Specific Academic Aptitude
  • Creative or Productive Thinking
  • Leadership Abilities
  • Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Musical or Psycho-motor Abilities

To start the identification process – Referral Document

For more information, please see the links below:
Colorado Association for Gifted and Talented:
National Association for Gifted and Talented:
Supporting Emotional Needs of Gifted Students:
Douglas County Association for Gifted and Talented:
Colorado Department of Education Gifted Page:
Douglas County Gifted Education News