Welcome to Flagstone's Gifted and Talented site.  Here, you will find information about Gifted and Talented, announcements, and resources useful for parents and teachers.  At the top of the site, you will see pages to help you navigate through the site when looking for general information and resources or information specific to Flagstone's Gifted and Talented Program.  Feel free to contact FSE's GT Facilitator, Melissa Hurley if you have specific questions or resources to share.  Contact information is at the bottom of this home page.

Flagstone New Identification Presentation· Students and Parents

DCSD is committed to implementing equitable practices to increase access to advanced/gifted learning opportunities. Based on state and national recommendations and requirements, we implement Universal Screening for students in 2nd grade (February).


2nd Grade Universal Screen

As part of this process, ALL students in 2nd grade not identified for gifted programming will take the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) in the morning on February 7th, 8th, and 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. 

Kindergarten/ 1st Grade Gifted Identification Referral Testing 

*Spanish Version Here*

Information on Referral CogAT Testing

Teachers or parents may make a referral to test in the fall for grades 1, 3, 4, or 5 who have demonstrated the need for advanced programming, differentiated instruction, or advanced learning needs. If students grasp concepts quickly, need additional depth, complexity, and/or creative expression a referral might be necessary. Referral testing is not for all students. Referral testing will take place at the neighborhood school only during the stated CogAT window; separate Saturday testing will NOT be provided, nor will another testing window be provided. Referral students must have a signed Consent to Test/Gifted Identification form and a Parent Observation Form (linked below). There will not be another CogAT testing window later in the year.

Please fill out the form below to initiate the Gifted Identification process for your child.

DCSD Gifted Ed Referral Form & Consent to Evaluate Spanish Gifted Identification Referral Form

This site is a work in progress, and while we hope to add many helpful resources, we know that parents and classroom teachers may have additional resources that could benefit all of us.  

Please use this LINK to share other resources you've found to be helpful.


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Written by Del Siegle (NAGC President, 2007 - 2009)

If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Hurley, FSE's GT Facilitator at melissa.hurley@dcsdk12.org or 303-387-5225.