Gifted and Talented
"Gifted and talented children” mean those persons between the ages of four and 21 whose abilities, talents, and potential for accomplishment are so exceptional or developmentally advanced that they require special provisions to meet their educational needs. Gifted and talented students are capable of high performance, exceptional production, or exceptional learning behavior by virtue of any or a combination of these areas:
- General or specific intellectual abilities
- Specific academic aptitude
- Creative or productive thinking
- Leadership and human relations ability
- Visual arts, performing arts, spatial or musical abilities
- Psychomotor abilities
Adams 14 offers Advanced Placement (AP) classes, advanced and challenging courses designed to foster the critical skills of thinking, analyzing, and problem solving. AP prepares students for specific content area examinations that may award credit to be applied toward college. The District also offers Honors classes at both the middle and high school level, taught at an advanced level to promote critical thinking and depth of knowledge.
District Gifted and Talented Coordinator
- Contact Us
- Mission, Vision, and Definition Statements
- Gifted and Talented Parent Handbook English
- Gifted and Talented Parent Handbook Spanish
- Advanced Learning Plans
- Colorado – Gifted Education Review English
- Colorado - Gifted Education Review Spanish
- Common Gifted Education Myths
- Early Access
- Extensions and Enrichment
- Instructional Strategies
- Is my child gifted?
- Twelve Traits of Giftedness: A Non-Biased Profile
- Top 10 Things Not to Say to Your Gifted Child
- Parent Presentations
- Suggested Reading for Parents
What Gifted Students Want from Their Parents*
- Be supportive and encouraging; be there for us; be on our side
- Don't expect too much of us; don't expect perfection.
- Don't pressure us, be too demanding, or push too hard.
- Help us with our homework.
- Help us to develop our talents
- Be understanding
- Don't expect straight A's
- Allow us some independence; give us space; trust us, because chances are we know what we're doing
- Talk to us; listen to us.
- Let us try alternative education/special programs