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We continue to closely monitor wildfire activity around our community in partnership with the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office and the Boulder Office of Emergency Management. Firefighters have done an outstanding job closing the spread of the Cal-Wood and Lefthand Canyon Fires, and we are incredibly appreciative of their hard work and dedication to protecting our communities. We must remain vigilant and prepared for any changes to the fire’s activity, particularly with high winds forecasted for this afternoon through Thursday morning. Out of an abundance of caution, the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office has requested that we extend our closure of in-person learning at school in Lyons through the end of this week.
Beginning Monday, October 5, we will be implementing a hybrid in-person learning schedule for all students who are not currently enrolled in the LaunchED program. Click here to learn more. Comenzando el lunes 5 de octubre, estaremos implementando un programa de aprendizaje híbrido en persona para todos los estudiantes que no estén inscritos actualmente en el programa LaunchED. Haga clic aquí para saber más
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