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Gifted & Talented

Our School’s GT Coordinator(s) Contact Information

Name: Alicia Estis
Email: alicia.s.estis@adams12.org


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 will 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: January 27, 2021, and January 28, 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 considered for the GT identification process please complete the Gifted & Talented Identification Process Request

Important dates for the GT Recommendation process at our school: 

  • nomination and guardian forms due by January 21, 2021
  • testing day: March 1, 2021

Gifted & Talented Program Offerings

Advanced Curriculum & Extended Learning:  “The Vehicle”
Provides the depth and complexity needed to ensure meaningful academic growth
Staff members at our school have attended the following conferences and training focusing on the needs of Gifted Learners :

  • CAGT 
  • MindSpark Robotics 
  • Depth & Complexity 
  • Code.org 
  • Computer Science Fundamentals with School of Mines
  • Social-Emotional Needs-The Gifted Learner with Lisa Van Gemert

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

  • flexible grouping 
  • differentiated learning 
  • independent study
  • choice menus

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

  • computer science courses
  • Lego Robotics 
  • Lego Club
  • Engineering Club 
  • Dance Jam
  • Green Team
  • Battle of the Books
  • Spelling Bee
  • Student Council

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

  • social skills class 
  • small skill-based group based on need provided by SEL 
  • check-in, check out with a trusted adult for students in need
  • MTSS for students who are struggling