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The purpose for identification is to provide programming different from the standard curriculum to better meet the unique needs of gifted students. Those students whose academic and affective needs are being met by the standard curriculum are not likely candidates for GT identification.

Colorado Department of Education (CDE) GT Guidelines: Jeffco follows all CDE guidelines for identification practices.

Jeffco Identification Practices

There are different categories of giftedness (academic and talent) that Jeffco identifies using separate processes.

Please utilize this chart for the pathway that best meets your child’s needs.


This is what people typically think of as giftedness in an academic setting. Identification can occur in one or more of these academic areas, and is based on a Body of Evidence. If students are identified GT, they will be placed on an Advanced Learning Plan (ALP).

Use the Academic ID Referral link found below if you are looking for GT identification only and not GT Center placement. Use the GT Center application to apply for GT Center.

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Math
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • General Intellectual Ability



We only identify students enrolled in a Jeffco school through this process.

This form should be completed for students who are only seeking GT identification for an Advanced Learning Plan (ALP), and not interested in attending a GT Center school. (This GT Identification Referral is open year round). For more information on our process, please see the GT ID Referral Flowchart || remisión de GT ID Diagramaflujo dedeexterno de


These are strength areas where students may demonstrate exceptionality in certain fields. Your child may or may not already have an Advanced Learning Plan (ALP) to add a Talent strength area. Each of these talent areas requires a unique application process.

Click on the talent area below for more information:

GT Center APplication

This application is for students testing for the 2021-22 school year for enrollment in one of our 17 GT Center Schools, which may be appropriate programming for some of our identified GT students.

All GT Center testing has been completed for the 2021-22 school year. For more information on our process, please see the GT Center Application Flowchart

We can use the same Body of Evidence for both GT Center Application and ID Referral if your student is not yet identified GT (on an ALP).



If you have additional outside testing data (WISC IV, DAS, Stanford-Binet, other cognitive/IQ testing, etc..) you would like us to consider for the application, please send to:

Jeffco Public Schools
Gifted & Talented
1829 Denver West Dr. #27
Golden, CO  80401
Fax: 303-982-6993

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