Roxborough Primary & Intermediate

Gifted and Talented

Welcome to RXPI's Gifted and Talented site. Here, you will find GT announcements and resources useful for parents and teachers. At the top of the site, you will see dropdown boxes to help you navigate through the site when looking for general information and resources or information specific to either the primary or intermediate school's Gifted and Talented Program. Feel free to contact RXP's GT Facilitator, Mary Elizabeth Phillippe, or RXI's GT Facilitator, Allison Rothwell, if you have specific questions or resources to share. Contact information is at the bottom of this home page.

Announcements

  • 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.


Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT)

Dear Parents/Guardians,


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) and 5th or 6th grade--a student's final year of elementary school (November).

5th/6th Grade Universal Screen

As part of this process, ALL students in 6th grade not identified for gifted programming will take the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) the week of November 2nd. 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 missed their regular universal CogAT screening last year, they will be assessed during this window. This would pertain to students currently in 3rd and possibly 6th or 7th grade (depending on the last grade in elementary).


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

  • If your child is in grades 3, 4, and 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.

  • 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 November 19th, 2021. 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 Tuesday October 25th, from 6:00 to 7:00pm.


Proceso de Solicitud del Programa Discovery

El proceso de solicitud del programa Discovery está abierto. Las solicitudes se vencen el 19 de noviembre de 2021. 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 25 de octubre de 6:00 a 7:00 pm

Noches informativas del Programa Discovery

Gifted Children's Bill of Rights:

You have a right to

  • know about your giftedness.

  • learn something new everyday.

  • be passionate about your talent area without apologies.

  • have an identity beyond your talent area.

  • feel good about your accomplishments.

  • make mistakes.

  • seek guidance in the development of your talent.

  • have multiple peer groups and a variety of friends.

  • choose which of your talent areas you wish to pursue.

  • not to be gifted at everything.

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

Contact Us:

Roxborough Primary (Mary Elizabeth Phillippe - Gifted Facilitator)

Email: maphillippe@dcsdk12.org

Phone: (303) 387 - 6000

Fax: (303) 387 - 6001


Roxborough Intermediate (Allison Rothwell - Gifted Facilitator)

Email: arothwell@dcsdk12.org

Phone: (303) 387 - 7600

Fax: (303) 387 - 7601