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Gifted & Talented

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Welcome to the Jeffco Gifted and Talented webpage! We are focused on Actualizing Learners' Potential for gifted and high-ability learners in Jeffco Schools. We believe all students deserve an education that will provide meaningful growth academically, socially and emotionally. See our Definition of a GT Student and our Board Policy on Gifted Education.

New to GT?
If your child was recently identified or you just want a GT introduction, visit our GT 101 page for basic information about giftedness, including resources, links and overview of information.

GT Identification and Transfer Students
If you are interested in having your child identified for an Advanced Learning Plan, visit our Identification page. If your child was identified outside of Jeffco and you just moved into the district, see our GT Student Transfers page.


See the latest issue of the GT Gazette. Find articles of interest about GT programming in Jeffco, helpful ideas for parents of gifted learners and information on upcoming GT-related events.  Spanish version now available. 

SPARKS GT Summer Camp dates CHANGED to June 18 - 29, 2018!
Save the date: June 18 - 29, 2018 for SPARKS summer camp!
Due to district-wide facility availability issues beyond our control, we are changing the normal time frame of our SPARKS GT Summer Camp for 2018. We apologize for any inconvenience, but we are committed to offering the same level of high-quality enrichment experiences for gifted learners in Jeffco!
Location: Golden High School
Registration: Opens on February 1, 2018 at 6:00 am and closes March 30, 2018 at 4:00 pm.
Registration sign-up can be accessed here beginning February 1, 2018.
Please direct SPARKS questions to
We look forward to seeing your student at SPARKS 2018!
Please click here to visit our SPARKS page

Jeffco GT Share Fair!

When students explore their passions, learning isn’t a chore. This year, JEFFCO GT students have worked beyond fact acquisition to apply learning to authentic tasks. Projects presented are the culmination of identifying a passion, gathering information and analyzing research to determine what has been discovered and relating it to the real world. Please come and share your passion by participating in Jefferson County’s Annual Gifted and Talented Share Fair. Present these passion projects at:
Jefferson County’s Annual Gifted and Talented Share Fair
April 24 from 6:30-7:30
JEFFCO Education Center Board Room
We hope you can join us for an evening of discovery!

See the GT Share Fair Website for more information.

Gifted Parent Academy
We are now offering four different online courses to help parents gain a deeper understanding of their gifted children and load up their tool boxes with effective strategies for greater success and well-being. Courses are open enrollment - start anytime and work at your own pace - and cost only $35 per family. See the website for course descriptions, format information, and registration.

Reclassification of GT Identification Categories/Strength Areas
The Colorado Department of Education (CDE) has recently updated the categories for GT Identification. Students who were identified prior to this year will remain identified as gifted and will continue with their Advanced Learning Plan status, but the identified strength/focus area may change for some students. Click here for an update of these changes.

Colorado Gifted Education Review
Jeffco recently underwent a Colorado Gifted Education Review (C-GER) where a team from the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) visited various schools in our district and talked to parents, educators, and students about gifted education in our district. We received a great deal of valuable feedback from this process, and appreciate everyone who took time to provide input. You can view a copy of our C-GER report from CDE here.

Parent Seminar Dates Released!
We have some exciting guest speakers and presentations on a variety of GT topics this year, including a focus on innovation and creativity. Click here to see a list of GT parent seminars for 2017-18.

Updated Facebook Page & Blog!
Check out the new content posted on our Jeffco GT Blog and Facebook pages. See what else is going on in Jeffco GT, join our community, and like us on Facebook!


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