Gifted & Talented


Congratulations to our Gifted 8th Graders continuing to high school! I wish you all the best as you continue honing your gifts and talents to prepare you for postsecondary success!


Welcome to our incoming Gifted 6th/7th Graders! I look forward to meeting you and helping you navigate your journey through middle school!

See this Welcome Letter for more information.

Gifted Opportunities




Attention Gifted Artists!

Looking for a topic for some summer artwork? Want to create something to share with a larger community?


Check out this flier for information on how to enter the 4th Annual Colorado Association for Gifted and Talented (CAGT) Student Art Contest.

Middle School Programming

Sagewood offers a continuum of programming options for gifted/high potential learners based on a student’s area of strength and learning needs. Students utilize high-level thinking through interdisciplinary units and content-specific academic units. Advanced courses are designed to address the needs of gifted/high potential middle school students in three core areas, Mathematics, Language Arts, and Science. Staff at the elementary and middle school levels collaborate using a body of evidence to inform placement decisions as students transition from elementary to middle school.

In addition to advanced courses, student needs may be addressed through a variety of instructional practices which include:

  • Best practices

  • Affective guidance

  • Differentiated curriculum, instruction & assessment

  • Flexible pacing & grouping

  • Goal setting for college planning

  • Pre-assessment & compacting

  • Depth & complexity of content

  • Access to enrichment opportunities

See more at: https://www.dcsdk12.org/gifted-education

Our school has a new Referral Form/Parent Survey/Student Survey for identifying GT students in our building. If you think your son/daughter is gifted in any area, please submit the referral form linked below.

SGMS Gifted and Talented Referral Form

If you have any questions, please contact Nancy MacHendrie: nancy.machendrie@dcsdk12.org

  • Parents of GT students, want to get involved? The Douglas County Association for Gifted and Talented is a great place to start. A link to their website can be found here.


  • SGMS GT students, want to get involved? The Colorado Gifted & Talented Student Board is a great place to start. A link to their website can be found here

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