Mrs. Lyon's Gifted & Talented


Hello! My name is Deven Lyon, and I am the Gifted and Talented (GT) Teacher for Beach Court Elementary and Summit Academy.

My schedule for 2018-2019 is:

  • Beach Court Elementary - Tuesday - Friday
  • Summit Academy - Monday


Phone: 720-424-9525


Universal Testing Windows:

All students in kindergarten, 2nd, and 6th grades are universally screened for giftedness in DPS

  • 6th Grade: September 5 - September 19
  • 2nd Grade: September 26 - October 10
  • Kindergarten: October 12 - November 2nd

Magnet Testing (due before October 12):

Students in 1st, 3rd, 4th & 5th grades are eligible to test.

  • You can sign your student up here.

Destination Imagination

Destination Imagination is preparing Colorado’s kids to be the innovators of the future by combining the arts, sciences, and technology with creativity, teamwork, and problem solving.

In order to be successful and offer this opportunity to our students, we require 1-2 adult volunteers to manage a team. On-site and online training is available at all times! If your student is interested in competing this year, please consider co-managing a team! Click this link if your student is interested:


Mathletics (for grades 5-8) will be held January 15th and 16th at the Lowry event center. We will utilize the Math Counts school test for this competition. If you want to formally participate in Math Counts (grades 6-8) OR in Math Olympiad (Grades 5-8), you are welcome to do so through your own registrations at your school. Please see for more information.

Young Authors

The Young Authors Celebration has had a bit of a delay as we are waiting to confirm a site for this event. I have posted that registration will be due by November 16th. We are anticipating the celebration to occur the week of December 10th. I will keep you all informed and posted as this comes to fruition. Thank you so much for your patience!