Gifted and Talented

Douglas County Association for Gifted and Talented (DCAGT)

Conversations with CAGT
Tuesday, March 22,2022 @ 5 PM
Jason Clarke and Shelley McMillen-Reffner - Fort Collins High School
Academic Creativity: Unleashing the Potential of GT Learners
GT student thinking is divergent and flexible, requiring unique approaches and targeted opportunities for accelerated learning. According to Bloom's Taxonomy of Educational Objectives, creativity is the highest order of thinking students can engage in, and fostering it is the ultimate goal for GT learners. However, too often creativity is seen as separate from or different from academic learning, rather than as an extension of it. In this presentation we will discuss how GT-focused educators and parents can foster academic creativity in students by giving them opportunities to design, develop, and author investigative research projects which enable them to create new knowledge and answer genuine questions in areas of student interest.

October 2021 Newsletter

October 2021 DCSD Newsletter

Discovery Information Nights Noches Informativas Del Programa Discovery

Welcome to Eldorado's gifted and talented site.

The Douglas County School District uses a Response to Intervention (RtI) framework to guide instructional decisions in order to meet the needs of all learners, including those with advanced learning needs. Through a Multi-Tiered System of Supports we provide a continuum of programming for Gifted and Talented learners including Neighborhood Schools Programming at the elementary and secondary levels and the Discovery Program Magnet in grades two through six. For students whose needs are so extensive that they cannot be met in the traditional classroom setting, the Discovery Program Magnet for gifted learners may be an appropriate placement.

Feel free to contact Rebecca Collins or Eldorado's administration, if you have specific questions or resources to share. Contact information is at the bottom of this home page.

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Special Education records which have been collected by Douglas County School District related to the identification, evaluation, educational placement, or the provision of special education in the district, must be maintained under state and federal laws for the period of five (5) years after special education services have ended for the student. Special education services end when the student is no longer eligible for services, graduates, or completes his/her educational program at age 21, or moves from the district. This notification is to inform parents/guardians and former students of Douglas County School District's intent to destroy the special education records of students who exited special education services as of June 30, 2016. These records will be destroyed in accordance with state law unless the parent/guardian or eligible (adult) student notifies the school district otherwise. After five years, the records are no longer useful to the district, but may be useful to the parent/guardian or former student in applying for social security benefits, rehabilitation services, college entrance, etc. The parent/guardian or eligible (adult) student may request a copy of the records by requesting the records by email to [email protected]