Adams County School District 14
     5291 East 60th Avenue
     Commerce City, CO 80022
  303.853.3333    303.853.3329

Gifted and Talented


Recent News:

Congratulations to Dupont's Geography Bee champion, Anthony Vasquez! Anthony Vasquez, Bryan Zavala, and Abraham Carrasco were the top three winners for the school. The National Geographic Bee is an annual competition organized by the National Geographic Society, designed to inspire and reward students' curiosity about the worldWe are very proud of your hard work!


The Anythink Library system is great! You can borrow books, CDs, games.  There is no late fee, and you can download LOTS of stuff through OverDrive at no charge!  Get a card for yourself and your kids!

Adams 14 Gifted and Talented Mission:
The mission of the Adams 14 Gifted and Talented program is that all gifted students will accomplish challenging post secondary workforce goals and become productive, creative citizens capable of succeeding in their area of strength.


"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.

Katie Coggin

District Gifted and Talented Coordinator


What Gifted Students Want from Their Parents*


  1. Be supportive and encouraging; be there for us; be on our side
  2. Don't expect too much of us; don't expect perfection.
  3. Don't pressure us, be too demanding, or push too hard.
  4. Help us with our homework.
  5. Help us to develop our talents
  6. Be understanding
  7. Don't expect straight A's
  8. Allow us some independence; give us space; trust us, because chances are we know what we're doing
  9. Talk to us; listen to us.
  10. Let us try alternative education/special programs
*From The Gifted Kids' Survival Guide:  A Teen Handbook by Julie Galbraith, M.A., and Jim Delisle, Ph.D., copyright 1996.