Dunstan Middle School
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Jeffco GT Vision:

We are focused on Actualizing Learners' Potential for gifted and high-ability learners in Jeffco Public Schools.

We believe all students deserve an education that will provide meaningful growth academically, socially, and emotionally. See our Definition of a GT Student and our Board Policy on Gifted Education.


In the 2020-21 school year, the Jeffco Public Schools is implementing a new process for secondary Advanced Learning Plan goal completion.

  • ALP students will receive an email to their school account

  • In that email titled " Initial ALP Questionnaire", ALP students will learn how to access the ALP student portal

  • The ALP student portal also includes links to videos to help students understand how to think about their goals, as well as a hyperdoc of suggested goal topics.

  • Students may want to utilize these tools before completing the questionnaire.

  • Once the goals have been set, you may find it helpful to encourage your child to log back into the portal every week or so and consider what progress s/eh is making toward the goal. This is not about pressure to perform, but rather about considering focus and and forward momentum.

  • Students will receive and email mid-year to progress monitor their goal.

  • In April or May, ALP students will receive an email for them to close out their 2020-21 ALP goal.

DMS Strategies for meeting the needs of Gifted Learners

  • Mrs. Mehmen, 6th Grade Counselor and GT coordinator

  • Honors Courses

  • Goals Surveys and Trackers

  • Clubs and Activities

  • Leadership Opportunities

  • Contest Opportunities

  • Dunstan Open Houses

  • Volunteering

  • Optional Enrichment Activities

  • Virtual Learning and Webinars

Click the link GT Monthly Toolbox for additional GT enrichment activities

Student Testimonials:

"I like completing the goal surveys. it really keeps me on track throughout the year to reach my goal!"

"My teachers are so great about helping me make and work toward meaningful goals."

"Middle School has so many awesome ways to complete my ALP goals. The clubs are my favorite."

Wondering about how to be identified as gifted and talented?

Click here for more information or to make a GT Identification Referral