GIFTED EDUCATION

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


As part of the DCSD Universal Screening process and our commitment to equitable identification for gifted programming, DCSD will administer the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT 7) during the weeks of Feb. 8 - March 5, 2021. This assessment indicates the level and pattern of cognitive development of a student in comparison to grade and age mates. Please see below for specific information based on your child’s current grade. 


2nd Grade Universal Screen
As part of this process, ALL students in 2nd grade who have not been identified for gifted programming will take the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) the week of February 8th.  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 is already identified for gifted programming, they will not participate in this universal screen testing. Your Gifted Education Facilitator will contact you directly with more detailed information about this process. 


Gifted Identification Referral Testing
If your child is in grades K, 1, 3, 4, or 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.


6th Grade Universal Screen from November 2020 -  Makeups
Students who were not able to take the test in November will take the CogAT during this February window.
Students who started the CogAT but were not able to finish will have the chance to take the portion(s) that was not completed during this February window. 


eLearners
Families with students currently enrolled in eLearning will receive detailed information about their CogAT testing options and logistics directly from the DCSD District Team/eLearning Administration.  If you do not receive this information by Jan 22, 2021, please contact the DCSD Gifted Education Team at: gifted.education@dcsdk12.org.

Please see the following for additional information linked below:
2020 - 2021 Spring CogAT UNIVERSAL Screening Letter


Discovery Program Application Process

The application process for the Discovery Program is now open.  Applications are due December 4, 2020. 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.

 

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 Wednesday, November 11 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 4 de diciembre de 2020. 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 miércoles 11 de noviembre de 6:00 a 7:00 pm.


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)