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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.



Latest News

GT Center Applications are now Open!

We are now accepting applications for our GT Centers for the 2018-19 school year.   Our spring application window is open through Jan. 16th, closing @ 4:00 pm with testing on Feb. 3rd.   The Fall Application closed at 4:00 pm on October 13th.

Visit our Application and Testing Information page to apply.



SPARKS GT Summer Camp Dates CHANGED TO June 18-29, 2018!

Save the date of 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 inconveniences, 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 and closes March 30, 2018 at 4 pm.
Registration sign-up can be accessed here beginning February 1, 2018.  (The SPARKS page is currently under construction.)
Please direct SPARKS questions to gtinform@jeffco.k12.co.us. 

We look forward to seeing your student at SPARKS 2018!



Understanding the CogAT 7 Assessment for Parents and Students
  

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 Jeffco Education Center 6:30pm - 8:00pm

The Cognitive Abilities Test 7 or CogAT 7 is used to assess students’ abilities in reasoning and problem solving using verbal, quantitative, and nonverbal assessments.  We will be discussing what these scores mean and how they can be better used to understand the learner. Click here for more information.

 

Jeffco Writing Challenge

All Jeffco students are invited to participate in the Jeffco Writing Challenge!  Poetry, short stories, non-fiction or dramas are all welcome.  Deadline for submissions is February 23, 2018.  For more information, including on prizes, see the attached flyer




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.  See here for an update of these changes.

 

Colorado Gifted Education Review

Jeffco recently underwent our 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.

Our latest edition of the GT Gazette Newsletter is now available
Click here to view the October 2017 version of the GT Gazette newsletter.
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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!


See our Jeffco Gifted and Talented Calendar for upcoming events.


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