GIFTED EDUCATION

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Ashley Jakubowski - GT Contact
303-387-8125
ashley.jakubowski@dcsdk12.org


Dear Parents/Guardians,

DCSD is committed to implementing equitable practices to increase access to advanced/gifted learning opportunities. Based on state and national recommendations and requirements, we implement Universal Screening for students in 2nd grade (February) and 5th or 6th grade--a student's final year of elementary school (November).
5th/6th Grade Universal Screen

As part of this process, ALL students in 6th grade not identified for gifted programming will take the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) the week of November 1st. This assessment indicates the level and pattern of cognitive development of a student in comparison to grade and age mates.  These general reasoning abilities, which start developing at birth and continue through early adulthood, are influenced by experiences gained both in and out of school.

If your child missed their regular universal CogAT screening last year, they will be assessed during this window.  This would pertain to students currently in 3rd and possibly 6th or 7th grade (depending on the last grade in elementary).

If your child is already identified for gifted programming, they will not participate in this universal screen testing. Your Gifted Education Facilitator will contact you directly with information about this process.

Gifted Identification Referral Testing

* If your child is in grades 3, 4, 5 and you believe he/she needs evaluation for Gifted Identification and Services, you may refer your child for testing by initiating the Gifted Identification Process.

* NOTE:  Requesting this assessment automatically initiates the process to evaluate for Gifted Identification.

* Please request CogAT testing for your child by completing the Referral for Gifted Identification linked HERE

* Upon receipt of this form the Gifted Education Facilitator will connect with you to discuss next steps in the gifted identification process.


1. October 2021 DCSD GT & Advanced Academics Newsletter

 

2. NAGC Parent Day 2021: Saturday, November 13, 2021 Only   8:00 a.m.- 4:45 p.m.
Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center 6700 N. Gaylord Rockies Boulevard, Aurora, CO

NAGC Parent Day Flyer

NAGC Parent Day Registration



Discovery Program Application Process
The application process for the Discovery Program is now open. Applications are due November 19th, 2021. The Discovery Program is designed for highly advanced gifted learners in grades 2 - 6 whose needs will be best met in a center based program.

Discovery Program Flyer

Discovery Program Application and Process

 

Want to know more about DCSD's Discovery Program? Join parents of Discovery students and staff from our district's Advanced Academics and Gifted Education team to learn more about this programming available through Discovery.

 

Join DCAGT (Douglas County Association for Gifted and Talented) on their Facebook page on Tuesday October 25th, from 6:00 to 7:00pm

 


Proceso de Solicitud del Programa Discovery

El proceso de solicitud del programa Discovery está abierto. Las solicitudes se vencen el 19 de noviembre de 2021. El programa Discovery está diseñado para estudiantes superdotados altamente avanzados en los grados 2 a 6 cuyas necesidades se cubrirán mejor en un programa basado en el centro.

Folleto del Programa

Discovery Solicitud y Proceso del Programa Discovery

¿Quiere saber más sobre el Programa Discovery del DCSD? Únase a los padres de los estudiantes de Discovery y al personal del equipo de Educación para Dotados y Académicos Avanzados de nuestro distrito para aprender más sobre esta programación disponible a través de Discovery.
Unase a DCAGT (Asociación del Condado de Douglas para Dotados y Talentosos) en su Página de Facebook el 25 de octubre de 6:00 a 7:00 pm
Noches informativas del Programa Discovery


At CTE, we support our gifted and high-potential learners by:

  • Utilizing a cluster model to provide students with GT support and programming from their classroom teacher
  • Providing high-quality resources, targeted to meet the needs of GT Learners, including Junior Great Books, Jacob's Ladder, Challenge Math, and others based on students' needs and interests!
  • Ensuring classroom teachers receive ongoing professional development from state, district, and school experts in Gifted Education
  • Giving GT students the opportunity to work with our school counselor to support  their social-emotional needs and affective goals.
  • Having a Gifted Education Facilitator on staff, to support all teachers as they plan for and serve their gifted learners.


Meet Mrs. Jakubowski


Below, please find helpful links to Gifted and Talented identification and services within Douglas County School District.

DCSD Gifted Douglas County School District Gifted Education
CAGT  Colorado Association for Gifted and Talented
NAGC  National Association for Gifted Children
DCAGT  Douglas County Association for Gifted and Talented
SENG  Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted
CDE - Gifted  Colorado Department of Education
Referral Form for the gifted identification process (English)
Referral form for the gifted identification process (Spanish)