Gifted and Talented Education


    Gifted and talented students are those who show exceptional performance and outstanding abilities, or who demonstrate obvious potential for in-depth advanced academic programs. These students have been identified using a body of assessment evidence.

    LPHS is committed to providing an educational program that recognizes the unique abilities and educational needs of GT students and provides appropriate differentiated services and programs to encourage positive character development, high level thinking and creative productivity. Project based, student-directed learning through Mind Works class and advanced Independent Study courses are also encouraged to support our GT students.

    NOTE: Course offerings from the Gifted Ed Program are open to any LPHS student who meets the requirements. Students do not need to be in the Gifted Ed Program to enroll.

    Please visit LPHS Counseling Department page for the Course Handbook and other important post-graduate planning information.

    2021-2022 Gifted and Talented Program Courses


  • Mrs. Laura Stamp
    (719) 757-1477
    Mrs. Stamp is at LPHS every day in room #117.
    Stop by or make an appointment by email. She usually answers within 24 hours during business days.
    Mrs. Stamp has been a college teaching assistant, a public school teacher, a specialist for GT children, a master teacher trainer, a customer service trainer, an event producer, and a small business owner. She has presented to educators, students of all ages, corporations and non-profits. She loves reading, psychology and brain studies, fine and decorative arts, food and cooking, creative problem solving, and learning. She earned her Degree from Sheridan College and the University of Wyoming and did advanced studies in Gifted and Talented Education at the University of North Texas and Texas Women’s University. While teaching in Germany for the Department of Defense Dependents Schools, she did coursework at various universities and even did a course at the Vegetarian Cookery School of England! In addition, Laura served the Pikes Peak community for 15 years through leadership positions in the women’s international service organization, Zonta, and as a docent at the Fine Arts Center. Through Zonta, she was the local founding chair of the Glass Slipper Ball Featuring the Best of the Chefs and Wine Purveyors working on its production for 10 years. This event created awareness and funding for local and global women’s initiatives including the fight against human trafficking and other forms of violence against women and girls. Laura also started her own business, Cooks with Wine, teaching cooking classes and doing cooking demos for a local home builder. Married in 1994, Laura and Dirk have two sons: Jason and Jean-Luc.