Gifted and Talented Education


  • What is the 2e at William & Mary Conference? 

    The conference focuses on twice-exceptional (high-ability with learning differences or neurodiverse) children both at home and school.  The goal of the conference is to provide information, resources, support, and community building opportunities to educators, administrators, parents, practitioners, counselors, and district personnel.

    Save the Date!

    The 2e at W&M Conference is Friday and Saturday (leap year), February 28-29, 2020.
    Parent Day is Saturday February 29th.

    Please direct all questions to Dr. Ashley Y. Carpenter

    Session topics will include:
    • Gifted education and talent development strategies
    • Disability profiles (ADHD, OCD, ASD, LD . . .)
    • Individual Education Plan (IEP) & 504
    • Social emotional wellbeing
    • Curriculum & instruction
    • Gifted & special education policy
    • Whole child wellness
    • Therapies
    • Advocacy
    • Practitioners

    . . . for twice-exceptional learners

    Foley-Nicpon, Assouline, and Colangelo’s 2013 study found that psychologists, special education teachers, and classroom teachers were less familiar with twice-exceptionality than gifted teachers. 2E at W&M provides networking opportunities for educators and parents; highlights resources, strategies, practices, and approaches that are unique to the dual needs of twice-exceptional learners and their families. We can’t wait to meet you!


    2e at W&M Conference Registration

    Registration is now open! We look forward to seeing you at 2e at W&M 2020
    Feel free to contact us if you have any questions, contact us

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  • The application process for the FAFSA is now open (as of October 1). It is a good idea to complete this form even if you don't think you need financial assistance as many colleges look at the form when determining other aspects of admissions. Go here to complete the form ASAP. You will need financial information from your parents to complete the form so gather everything before you start.
    Also, October 15th is FREE APPLICATION DAY in Colorado! You also get your transcripts for FREE on that day!! Go down to the counseling office to take advantage of this awesome opportunity.
    Let me know if I can help in any way.
    Best regards! Mrs S
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  • The 2020 Pikes Peak Regional Science and Engineering Fair will be held at UCCS on Saturday, February 22, 2020.  The PPRSEF is open to any secondary student (grades 6 – 12) in Elbert, El Paso, Park or Teller County.  Please note:  There is no requirement to enter or place in a school or area science fair for secondary students to enter the PPRSEF.  Find more information at

     The PPRSEF offers regional students a place to enter science, engineering, math and computer science projects of their own creation in an annual Regional Science Fair competition and a chance for project recognition and awards.  Qualified projects are invited to attend the Colorado Science and Engineering Fair and the International Science and Engineering Fair. 

    Students are encouraged to participate, even if science projects are not a part of their curriculum.  

    Registration for the 2020 PPRSEF is now open on the website.  (This will link you to the host website.)  We have added “Engineering” to our event name to better align with the state (CSEF) and international (ISEF) fairs, but the registration process and paperwork hasn’t changed.  Registration will be open through January 20, 2020, but students should register as soon as they have narrowed down a topic.

     Please contact us at if you have questions about forms or registration. 

    Feel free to share this information.  Thank you for your ongoing support of science students in the Pikes Peak region.

     Carol Bach and Nancy Hampson For the PPRSEF Board of Directors



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  • Our band director, Mr Chapman is finalizing the participant list in this year's pit musicians for our high school musical. If you are a stellar student piano player here at LPHS and also are personally organized and a self-starter, see Mr. Chapman ASAP.

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  • For all GT sophomores: please complete and print out your Sophomore Advanced Learning Plan report found under the ABOUT ME tab in your Naviance account.

    If you have trouble logging onto your Naviance account please see your counselor.  Your ALP report is required to be updated each year per State law; otherwise you are choosing to decline GT programming support. Once I receive your report  I will set up time to meet with you.  At our consultation we will review your academic plan and give you updates about new coursework options to assist in your scheduling decisions.  You will also be able to assess how well you are aligned to the post graduate plans you may be considering.   If you are hoping to get into a selective college or military program, this consultation is highly recommended because admissions standards are extremely rigorous and change yearly. Thank you!


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  • A woman is eligible to be recommended for the P.E.O. STAR Scholarship provided she:

    • Exhibits excellence in leadership, academics, extracurricular activities, community service and potential for future success
    • Has a minimum cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
    • Is in the final academic year (senior year) of her secondary education and is 20 years of age or under at the end of the calendar year
    • Is a citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States or Canada
    • Plans to attend an accredited postsecondary educational institution in the United States or Canada, full-time or part-time, in the fall of the academic year following high school graduation
    • Is recommended by and receives the vote of a local P.E.O. chapter


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    Check back often for important updates! Watch for dates and times for GT PROGRAMMING, ENRICHMENT, LEADERSHIP, AND COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES!





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