Gifted and Talented Education

  • Lewis-Palmer School District has a gifted and talented facilitator on every campus.

    "Gifted and talented children" means those persons between the ages of four and twenty-one whose abilities, talents, and potential for accomplishment are so exceptional or developmentally advanced that they require special provisions to meet their educational programming needs. Gifted students include gifted students with disabilities (i.e., twice exceptional) and students with exceptional abilities or potential from all socio-economic and ethnic, cultural populations. Gifted students are capable of high performance, exceptional production, or exceptional learning behavior by virtue of any or a combination of these areas of giftedness:

    • General or specific intellectual ability
    • Specific academic aptitude
    • Creative or productive thinking
    • Leadership abilities
    • Visual arts, performing arts, musical or psychomotor abilities
  • What is Gifted Education?

    • Our Purpose

      Lewis-Palmer School District #38 aims to prepare students to be successful learners, productive citizens, and caring contributors to society. We are an educational community dedicated and committed to: doing what's best for kids, treating individuals with dignity and respect, encouraging purposeful creativity and innovation, and preserving and promoting excellence.  

      Our Mission

      To recognize and nurture the development of exceptional abilities so that all gifted students demonstrate positive character development, high level thinking, and creative productivity.

      Our Vision

      All gifted youth in Lewis-Palmer School District are identified by their academic and/or talent strength areas and needs.  Educational programming is designed and implemented to match their identified needs.  Student progress and achievement is monitored through on-going assessment.  All teachers participate in professional development to increase knowledge, skills, and understanding of gifted students and their instructional needs. 

      Our Values

      • Shared responsibility of educators, parents, and community for the academic and affective growth of gifted and talented learners
      • A climate of excellence and rigorous curricula for every child
      • Consistent practice of differentiation in curricula, instruction, and assessment which supports a continuum of services for every gifted learner
      • Highly qualified professional educators who work with gifted learners
      • Identification of exceptional potential using a body of evidence in all populations regardless of ethnicity, culture, gender, exceptionality, or income level

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