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What is a Gifted Center?

The needs of advanced learners are mainly addressed at each neighborhood school. Jefferson County also offers an optional program, the Gifted Center, for highly academic students who are identified as Gifted.

In existence since 1984, Gifted Centers are housed in regular school settings and provide full-time educational experiences. Instruction involves acceleration, enrichment, and attention to affective needs. Instruction is based on various formal and informal data to assure that the needs of the students are met.  A trained GT Counselor provides social-emotional support to classrooms one day per week at each of our GT Center schools.

Jeffco currently offers 9 Elementary school, 6 middle school and 2 high school Center programs.  See this map of the GT Center Schools.

This flowchart show the likely progression students would follow from one GT Center to the next level for a K-12 GT Center experience.

See our GT Center School Expectations for our commitments to families.

See this list of GT Center FAQs to answer common questions about GT Centers.

Here is a list of our GT Center Schools and staff.  (Under Construction)




GT Center Applications for 2019-20 will open Aug. 1, 2018

Visit our Application and Testing Information page to apply.


6th Grade Middle School Transition

Jeffco schools is in the process of transitioning 6th graders from elementary schools to middle schools over the course of the next 2 years.  Students who are already enrolled in Gifted and Talented Center programs are assured a continuous GT Center school experience. Please see this link for further information about how this transition will affect our various GT Centers over the next few years.


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