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Gifted & Talented

Academics - Gifted & Talented

**Due to the extended district closure related to COVID-19, all AAGS processes have been cancelled and/or postponed. This includes Whole Grade and Subject Acceleration, Early Access to Kindergarten and First Grade, Gifted Identification and the submission of Talent Area Portfolios for Gifted Identification. As a district, when we learn more from our guiding government institutions, we will update this site as well as school based GT Coordinators and Principals with any changes and/or revised timelines. Thank you for your grace, patience and understanding during this time.

Our School’s GT Coordinator(s) Contact Information

Name: Meghan Bell
Email: bel023120@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.

All 2nd grade Arapahoe Ridge students will take the NNAT (Universal Screener) on Thursday, September 12, 2019.

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. 

At Arapahoe Ridge, we test once per year to identify gifted students. In order to test on November 12th, please submit a completed Parent Form to your child's teacher by October 2, 2019

Referred Arapahoe Ridge students will take the CogAT on November 12th & 14th, 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: Access to extension activities in areas of strength, STEM-based activity sets in our computer lab & library, access to professional resources and documents 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: Battle of the Books Club, access to technology that allows differentiated and personalized learning, leveled groups in reading and math, collaborative group projects

Individualized Opportunities & Enrichment:  “The Customized Options”

Actively engages and motivates through interests and meaningful learning opportunities
Our school offerings include: Passion Projects, Mind Benders, Logic Puzzles, Genius Corner, Maker Space, Club Invention, Girls Who Code Club

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