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Gifted & Talented

Our School’s GT Coordinator(s) Contact Information

Name(s): Helen Holmes and Rebecca Thompson
Email(s): helen.l.holmes@adams12.org, rebecca.g.thompson@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 and Identification process at our school:

  • ​Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test (NNAT) for all 2nd grade students: October 23rd-October 30th, 2019
  • Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) for K-5 students: January 13th and 14th, 2020

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: 

  • All recommendation paperwork for students must be submitted by December 5th, 2019

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:

  • Student access to extension activities in areas of strength
  • Differentiation during teacher teacher collaborative time with standards and learning to build enrichment
  • Access to professional resources for teachers to integrate into classrooms

Differentiated Learning Pathways:  “The Roadmap”
Provides an education at the appropriate level of readiness and challenge
Our school offerings include:

  • Leveled groups in reading and math 
  • Group projects requiring peer collaboration when solving complex problems
  • Access to technology that provides differentiated and personalized learning
  • Access to higher-level thinking and questioning in assignments

Individualized Opportunities & Enrichment:  “The Customized Options”
Actively engages and motivates through interests and meaningful learning opportunities
Our school offerings include:

  • Genius Lab in the library
  • 3-D printing integrated into the classroom learning
  • Student Passion Projects

Social-Emotional Learning:  “The Destination”
Focuses on developing the whole child by balancing empowerment and accountability
Our school offerings include:

  • Second Step Curriculum
  • Student Leadership
  • 5th Grade Mentor Program
  • Morning Meetings