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Gifted & Talented

Our School’s GT Coordinator(s) Contact Information

Name(s): Kristin Holmquist & Kacie Ballou
Email(s): Kristin.S.Holmquist@adams12.org, Kacie.K.Ballou@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 process at our school: NNAT Assessment will be given to all 2nd graders on September 14, 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.

Important dates for the GT Recommendation process at our school: 

All parent/teacher nomination forms due by Oct. 17 2019.

-CogAT assessement will be given to all nominated students on Nov. 7-8, 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:

  • Higher order/in-depth questioning
  • Math enrichment opportunities
  • Technology integration
  • Makerspace for students to participate in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math activities

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

  • Clustering with other identified GT students
  • Differentiated small group guided reading groups based on ability
  • Junior Great Books
  • Noetic Math
  • American Reading Company

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

  • Battle of the Books
  • Makerspace
  • After school FLIGHT classes involving a wide variety of activities
  • Claymation class
  • Advanced Learning Plans created by teachers with student/parent input to focus on areas of interests and strengths

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

  • Random Acts of Kindness Curriculum
  • PBIS Behavior System
  • Lunch Bunch
  • Book Studies - The Gifted Kids' Surival Guide and 101 Success Secrets for Gifted Kids