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Gifted & Talented

Our School’s GT Coordinator(s) Contact Information

Name(s): Melissa Ogden
Email(s): melissa.s.ogden@adams12.org


When is GT testing in my school?

Universal Screening: In Adams 12 Five Star Schools, 2nd and 6th graders who are not already identified GT participate in the Universal Screening process for potential gifted and talented identification. Find more detailed information regarding Universal Screening in the Five Star District.

Important dates for the Universal Screening process at our school: NNAT screener week of 9/13

Parent/Staff/Student GT Recommendation: All students can participate in the GT identification process by submitting a complete body of evidence. Find more detailed information regarding the GT recommendation process in the Five Star District.

If you are interested in having your child be considered for the GT identification process you need to contact your GT Coordinator for school specific information.

Important dates for the GT Recommendation process at our school: Parent signatures for GT testing must be completed by 10/23.  GT testing will take place on 11/14.


Gifted & Talented Program Offerings

Advanced Curriculum & Extended Learning:  “The Vehicle”
Provides the depth and complexity needed to ensure meaningful academic growth
Our school offerings include: Given training and resources, we will be able to increase capabilities and knowledge of differentiated instruction for GT scholars as measured by achievement and growth in their ALP goals. Success will be determined by the increased use of depth and complexity by teachers in whole group and small group lessons on an advanced level.

Differentiated Learning Pathways:  “The Roadmap”
Provides an education at the appropriate level of readiness and challenge
Our school offerings include: Given a pull-out focused on curricular needs once a month for 35 minutes, we will provide 100% of our gifted students with a small group time focusing on affective needs working with our Social Emotional Leaders as well as provide one-on-one support with their individual projects. This will be measured by the completion of projects supporting the scholars ALP goals.​

Individualized Opportunities & Enrichment:  “The Customized Options”
Actively engages and motivates through interests and meaningful learning opportunities
Our school offerings include: Given the opportunity to experience different types of clubs and activities, scholars will be able to stretch their creativity, experience new learning, and become a more self directed learner. Success will be measured by scholar reflections, program participation and scholar performances.​

Social-Emotional Learning:  “The Destination”
Focuses on developing the whole child by balancing empowerment and accountability
Our school offerings include: Given affective needs goals, we will provide GT scholars opportunities in the areas of leadership, personal competence, communication, and social competence as measured by participation in clubs, opportunities to lead in the classroom, and social skill lessons.