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The continued safety, well-being, and success of our students, teachers, staff, and community has always been our top priority as we navigate the complex and evolving coronavirus crisis. To this end, we are updating our reopening plan to begin the school year in a fully online-learning model for all students which will continue through the last week of September. All students in grades 1-12 will begin on August 18, kindergarten students will begin on August 20.
La seguridad continúa, el bienestar, y el éxito de nuestros estudiantes, maestros, empleados, y la comunidad siempre ha sido nuestra prioridad más importante a manera que enfrentamos la compleja y evolucionante crisis del coronavirus. Con este fin, estamos actualizando nuestro plan de reapertura para comenzar este año escolar en un modelo de instrucción completamente en línea para estudiantes hasta finales de septiembre. Hemos actualizado el calendario para que todos los estudiantes en los grados 1-12 comiencen el 18 de agosto, los estudiantes de jardin de infantes comenzarán el 20 de agosto.
These students usually:
Perform academically at least two years above grade level
Display readiness for very advanced or accelerated learning opportunities
Require additional academic challenges to support their continued educational growth
Demonstrate characteristics of unique creativity and higher level thinking
The identification process begins with an opportunity for parents and/or teachers to refer students for Gifted Services. Once nominated, Gifted Services will identify next steps to determine formal identification, continue to collect assessment data, or move a student to Program and Monitor status within 30 days. Once nominations are received, students are evaluated over a period of time. Performance in classroom settings, state testing data, standardized test scores, and behavioral rating scales are reviewed. Students may also take additional tests to help determine their ability or achievement during the identification process. For students who have been previously tested, a full review of data is completed before next steps are determined. According to district policy, students can be tested twice in their academic career. Gifted Services will review external cognitive testing if it is providedby the parent or guardian.
Students qualify for gifted services when they score in the 95th percentile in each of the three categories which include: cognitive/talent ability, behavioral/learning characteristics, and achievement, as measured with tools approved by the Colorado Department of Education and the district Gifted Services Department. If a student qualifies for gifted education services, the parents/teachers will be notified and an Advanced Learning Plan will be developed to meet the child’s unique educational needs.
Parents, teachers and/or students can refer candidates for gifted identification consideration. Please contact the GT Representative in your building for a nomination form to begin the process