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Gifted & Talented

Our School’s GT Coordinator(s) Contact Information

Name(s): Rachel Haas

When is GT testing in my school?

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.

Important dates for the Universal Screening process at our school:

2nd Grade NNAT3 Testing - September 9, 2021

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:

Parent/Teacher Nomination Forms Due - September 28, 2021 (no late requests will be accepted); Linked here is an interest form to express interest in your student being tested for identification.  

Whole School GT CogAT Testing - November 4-5, 2021

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:

  • Teachers trained in Depth and Complexity at most grade levels
  • All grade levels have Depth and Complexity kits
  • Makerspace for students to participate in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math activities
  • Teachers posing higher level questions to encourage critical thinking and deeper reflection

Differentiated Learning Pathways:  “The Roadmap”
Provides an education at the appropriate level of readiness and challenge
Our school offerings include:

  • Differentiated small group guided reading groups based on ability
  • Participation in Battle of the Books, Chess Club 
  • Differentiated small math groups
  • Collaboration between GT Coordinator and classroom teachers to differentiate learning activities for students

Individualized Opportunities & Enrichment:  “The Customized Options”
Actively engages and motivates through interests and meaningful learning opportunities
Our school offerings include:

  • Advanced Learning Plans created by teachers with student/parent input to focus on areas of interests and strengths
  • Extension projects/groups to learn more about areas of interest and share knowledge with others and meet ALP goals
  • In house field trips, career series, and mentoring opportunities to further knowledge, interests, and understanding of various topics

Social-Emotional Learning:  “The Destination”
Focuses on developing the whole child by balancing empowerment and accountability
Our school offerings include:​

  • Lunch Bunch groups
  • Morning or afternoon classroom meetings
  • Classroom guidance lessons based on Random Acts of Kindness and Second Steps
  • Awareness of students name, strength and need to foster strengths and support individual needs