Gifted and Talented
BVSD schools provide programming for Gifted and Talented (GT) students based on their identified needs and in accordance with district identification policy, which is based on a body of evidence. The BVSD Gifted & Talented (GT) Office supports schools and stakeholders, offers professional development, and oversees school-based programming. A wealth of information is available on the BVSD.org Gifted and Talented page.
The Gifted & Talented Advisor (GTA) is the primary advocate for students, communications, and programming in the school.
BVSD schools provide programming for GT students based on their identified needs and in accordance with district identification policy which is based on a body of evidence. Students may be identified as Gifted & Talented in one or more of the following areas:
- General or specific intellectual ability
- Specific academic aptitude
- Creative or productive thinking
- Leadership abilities
- Visual arts, performing arts, musical or psychomotor abilities
Schools follow the BVSD Acceleration policy when making decisions about subject or grade level acceleration for students. Some highly advanced gifted children may enter kindergarten or first grade early through the BVSD Early Access policy.
The classroom teacher is the primary provider of advanced academic services to students. Programming is documented in the student's Advanced Learning Plan (ALP) or, at the secondary level, (ICAP). Programming may include academic, enrichment, and affective (social emotional) supports and extensions.
BVSD sponsors district-wide enrichment activities. These are open to students whether they are identified as GT or not. Learn more on the BVSD.org Gifted and Talented page.
- Corden Pharma Colorado Regional Science Fair (Grades 6-12)
- Destination Imagination - NOCO Canyon Region (Grades k-12)
- Boulder Regional History Day (Grades 6-12)
- Boulder Valley Regional Spelling Bee (Grades 3-8)
- Math Olympiads (Grades 4 and 5)
- Battle of the Books (Grades 3-12)
Additional GT information can be found on the Colorado Department of Education Office of Gifted Education website. You may also find the Colorado Department of Education Gifted Identification Guidance Handbook helpful.
For additional information, please contact:
Brian Muñoz, Coal Creek Principal, firstname.lastname@example.org
Lori Stevens, Coal Creek Gifted and Talented Education Advisor, email@example.com
Wendy Buffer, Coal Creek Gifted and Talented Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
Randy Cummings, Coal Creek Gifted and Talented teacher, email@example.com
Dr. Michelle DuBois, BVSD Gifted and Talented Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
To receive district gifted and talented emails and the monthly newsletter, “In the Know- GT in BVSD,” sign up here. This list is open to all who are interested and provides information about enrichment opportunities for children and parents in the local area.