Gifted and Talented Education



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    2020 Parent Mini-Conference

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    Pikes Peak Association for Gifted Students is pleased to announce our second annual mini-conference for families in the Pikes Peak region: Social-Emotional Needs and the Gifted: Parenting for Success. This conference will focus on the social-emotional needs of gifted children and feature a keynote session with Dr. Vanessa Ewing, who has spoken at CAGT and other conferences in support of gifted children and their social-emotional needs. Attendees will have their choice of other sessions related to the mental health and support of gifted children, which will provide valuable information to parents about ways in which they can support their children as they grow in areas beyond the academics.

    We look forward to you joining us on March 14, 2020, at the Julie Penrose House from 9 am until 1:30 pm. Lunch will not be provided, however, snacks will be available. Tickets for this event are only $15 per person, and you can sign up using the Eventbrite link below.

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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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