Gifted & Talented
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