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EnrollJeffco process for GT Center Families

Families of Students Currently Enrolled in GT Center Schools: see here for communication you should have received regarding EnrollJeffco procedures for continuing your student’s GT Center experience, and links to each GT Center School’s page about Information Nights, Shadow Opportunities, etc.

By enrolling in GT Centers via EnrollJeffco, all returning and newly qualified families are agreeing to our GT Center School Expectations!

EnrollJeffco Timeline for GT Center Schools:
12/10/19 EnrollJeffco Round 1 opens   Currently enrolled GT Center families can re-enroll in GT Centers 12/23/19 GT Center Decisions emailed to families
Newly Qualified families may enroll in GT Centers from 12/23-1/15
1/15/20      EnrollJeffco Round 1 closes
1/21/20      EnrollJeffco Round 2 opens
End Jan     Choice application offers will go out to families from chosen schools
8/31/20      EnrollJeffco Round 2 closes



What is a Gifted Center?

The needs of advanced learners are mainly addressed at each neighborhood school. Jeffco 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.


Visit our ID Referral and Center Application page to apply.


GT Center Information Night Presentation


POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

Transfers, Waitlist, Leave of Absence Protocols

Students voluntarily leaving a GT Center school and wanting to return to a GT Center school after an extended absence (family travel to another country, dissatisfied with current GT center teacher, etc.) will need to fill out a GT Center Leave of Absence Form.  Please request the form from gtinform@jeffco.k12.co.us .  A leave of absence may be granted in the following situations:

  • Travel
  • Family emergency
  • Medical
  • Parent temporary job transfer

 Stipulations

  •  If the student will be absent for an entire school year and a Leave of Absence is granted, the student will need to reapply, and possibly retest (if original GT qualifying test data is more than two years old), for placement back into a GT Center school for the following year.
    • After reapplying, if the student cannot attend a GT Center testing, parents may need to submit outside testing data for placement consideration.
    • Placement back into a GT Center school will be based on space availability.
    • We cannot hold a seat for a student who is on a leave of absence for an entire school year.
  • If a Leave of Absence is granted and a student leaves after September 30 and returns before the end of the current school year, reapplication and testing is not necessary.
  • If a student’s Leave of Absence will occur during a transition from one GT Center school to another at a different level (such as at the end of 5th grade year prior to going from elementary to middle school) that family will have to reapply for entry into the new GT Center school.

 

 











 

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