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Gifted & Talented

       Advanced Academics/GT Artwork:aa_gt_icon2.png        Gifted & Talented in Adams 12 Five Star Schools

  Advanced Academic & Gifted Services (AAGS) - Our Vision and Mission

  Identification & Assessment - Process for GT Recommendation

  Programming - GT Program Framework

  Advanced Learning Plans - ALP Timeline and Criteria

Hillcrest GT Coordinator(s) Contact Information

Name(s): Lauren White and Kate Harrison



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. For more detailed information regarding Universal Screening in Adams 12, click here

Date for the Universal Screening process at our school: September 5th, 2019

Parent/Staff/Student GT Recommendation: All students can participate in the GT identification process by submitting a complete body of evidence. For more detailed information regarding the GT recommendation process in Adams 12 click here

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: 

At Hillcrest, we test once per year to identify gifted students. In order to test on November 1st, we need a completed Parent form by October 8th, 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: We currently have Junior Great Books, leveled online ST Math program, Beast Academy, K’NEX, Sphero minis, Spheros, robots, circuit kits, building sets, Cubelets, and other STEM-based activity sets.

Differentiated Learning Pathways:  “The Roadmap”

Provides an education at the appropriate level of readiness and challenge

Our school offerings include: ARC, ST Math, passion projects

Individualized Opportunities & Enrichment:  “The Customized Options”

Actively engages and motivates through interests and meaningful learning opportunities.

Our school offerings include: Passion projects

Social-Emotional Learning:  “The Destination” 

Focuses on developing the whole child by balancing empowerment and accountability.

Our school offerings include: Love and Logic, Recess Leadership, Lunch Bunch, Kindness Club