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Gifted Education

GT Picture drawn by Holyoke student Jimena Nunez for the Colorado Association for the Gifted and Talented

What does it mean to be gifted?

Students, children, or youth who give evidence of high achievement capability in areas such as intellectual, creative, artistic, or leadership capacity, or in specific academic fields, and who need services and activities not ordinarily provided by the school in order to fully develop those capabilities

A Colorado Gifted Education Review (C-GER) occurs once every four years for each administrative unit around the State of Colorado. If you are interested in knowing more about the results of our recently completed review you can visit the link below. The results of the review will drive decisions for Gifted Education in Northeast Colorado for the next 4 years.

The state definition in the Colorado Exceptional Children’s Education Act CRS 22-20-202 (6) is "Gifted child" means a person from four to twenty-one years of age whose abilities, talents, and potential for accomplishments are so outstanding that he or she requires special provisions to meet his or her educational needs.

Gifted students are capable of high performance, exceptional production, or exceptional learning behavior by virtue of any or a combination of these areas of giftedness:

1) General or Specific Intellectual Ability,

2) Specific Academic Aptitude,

3) Creative or Productive Thinking,

4) Leadership Abilities, and

5) Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Musical or Psychomotor Abilities.

For questions or further information about gifted education in Holyoke Colorado contact

Mrs. Laura Loutensock at loutensockla@hcosd.org or call 970-854-3411 ext 134

Holyoke is a member of the Northeast Colorado BOCES & the BOCES gifted website has many resources available.