Eagle Ridge

Gifted and Talented

ERE Gifted and Talented Coordinator - Linda Meyers


Douglas County School District GT Information

Important Information: Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) - 5th/6th Grade Universal Screening

Universal Screening

Based on feedback from families and the Colorado Department of Education, and our commitment to increased equitable identification practices, we have made improvements to our Universal Screening process. In the spring of 2020, DCSD transitioned from the “paper pencil” CogAT to the online version. The online assessment platform provides for easier administration, faster results, and access to the directions in multiple languages other than English. (NOTE: Additional language options are in process.)

As part of this process, ALL students in sixth grade not identified for gifted programming will take the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) the week of November 9th. This assessment indicates the level and pattern of cognitive development of a student in comparison to grade and age mates. These general reasoning abilities, which start developing at birth and continue through early adulthood, are influenced by experiences gained both in and out of school.

If your child is already identified for gifted programming, they will not participate in this universal screen testing. Your Gifted Education Facilitator will contact you directly with information about this process.

Gifted Identification Referral Testing

Testing for Gifted Identification outside of the universal screening grades (5th or 6th) WILL NOT be facilitated in this November testing window. Referral testing will be offered in the Mid Year testing window.

We will provide more detailed information about this opportunity soon!

If your child is in a grade other than 5th or 6th and you believe he/she needs evaluation for Gifted Identification and Services, and you have not done so already, please initiate the Gifted Identification Referral Process by completing the referral form linked HERE.

NOTE: Completing this referral form WILL NOT initiate the CogAT assessment.

Upon receipt of this form the Gifted Education Facilitator will connect with you to discuss next steps in the gifted identification process.

Discovery Program Application Process

The application process for the Discovery Program is now open. Applications are due December 4, 2020. The Discovery Program is designed for highly advanced gifted learners in grades 2 - 6 whose needs will be best met in a center based program.

Discovery Program Flyer

Discovery Program Application and Process

Want to know more about DCSD's Discovery Program? Join parents of Discovery students and staff from our district's Advanced Academics and Gifted Education team to learn more about this programming available through Discovery.

Join DCAGT (Douglas County Association for Gifted and Talented) on their Facebook page on Wednesday, November 11 from 6:00 to 7:00pm


Proceso de Solicitud del Programa Discovery

Proceso de Solicitud del Programa Discovery

El proceso de solicitud del programa Discovery está abierto. Las solicitudes se vencen el 4 de diciembre de 2020. El programa Discovery está diseñado para estudiantes superdotados altamente avanzados en los grados 2 a 6 cuyas necesidades se cubrirán mejor en un programa basado en el centro.

Folleto del Programa

Discovery Solicitud y Proceso del Programa Discovery

¿Quiere saber más sobre el Programa Discovery del DCSD? Únase a los padres de los estudiantes de Discovery y al personal del equipo de Educación para Dotados y Académicos Avanzados de nuestro distrito para aprender más sobre esta programación disponible a través de Discovery.

Unase a DCAGT (Asociación del Condado de Douglas para Dotados y

Talentosos) en su Página de Facebook el miércoles 11 de noviembre de 6:00 a 7:00 pm


Discovery 資優班申請流程

Discovery資優班的申請流程現在已開始。申請截止日期為2020年12月4日。Discovery 資優班是專為2-6年級的高等資優生而設計,他們的需求將在中心課程中得到最好的滿足。

Discovery 資優班申請和流程





Процесс подачи заявки на программу Discovery

Процесс подачи заявки на участие в программе Discovery открыт. Заявки принимаются до 4 декабря 2020 г. Программа Discovery предназначена для одаренных учащихся 2–6 классов с высоким уровнем подготовки, потребности которых будут лучше всего удовлетворены в рамках программы на базе центра.

Подача заявки и процесс программы Discovery

Хотите узнать больше о программе DCSD Discovery? Присоединяйтесь к родителям учащихся Discovery и сотрудникам команды нашего округа Продвинутое Обучение и Обучение Одаренных, чтобы узнать больше об этой программе, доступной через Discovery.

Присоединяйтесь к DCAGT (Ассоциация одаренных и талантливых округа Дуглас) на их странице в Facebook в среду, 11 ноября, с 18:00 до 19:00.