Bear Canyon Elementary

Gifted Education

Please contact Megan Bruce at or 303-387-6489 to learn more about Bear Canyon Elementary's Gifted Identification process and programming for Gifted students.

Gifted Updates

Important Information: Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT)

Universal Screening

As part of the Douglas County School District’s Universal Screening Process, ALL students in Grade 3 and 6 will take the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT 7) the weeks of September 9th and 16th. 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 in 3rd or 6th please see detailed information about this assessment here: Universal Screening Information.

Gifted Identification Referral Testing

If your child is in grades K, 1, 2, 4 or 5 and you believe he/she needs evaluation for Gifted Identification and Services, you may refer your child for testing by initiating the Gifted Identification Process.

NOTE: Requesting this assessment automatically initiates the process to evaluate for Gifted Identification.

Please request CogAT testing for your child by completing the Referral for Gifted Identification linked HERE by August 23, 2019. Please note that you will need approximately 30 to 45 minutes to complete the entire document and there is not a way to save your progress in this form. You will need to be ready with your child to fill it out (there is a portion for parents and a portion for students, as well).

Gifted Parent Information Night

On Monday, September 23rd, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, DCSD will be hosting a GT 101 night for parents at Chaparral High School. They will start out in the auditorium talking about gifted education in Douglas County and then break out into several different sessions. See the flyer below for details.