WRHS GT - Jeffco's Gifted and Talented Center Programming

Welcome to the Wheat Ridge High School Gifted and Talented Center Page!

We are a Gifted and Talented Center at the High School level, which is based on the Autonomous Learner Model. We work to improve our students' skills in autonomy, self-advocation skills, their passions, and social-emotional support. We are based at a school that has a full class load of AP and Honors options. Our center is designed to support students in these classes, or whichever types of classes they choose to be a part of; whether they're taking a full advanced class load, or need support in their day-to-day life, our students span many portions of what a high schooler can be.

If you are interested in applying to the center:

Students who are not currently in a GT Center must complete an application process prior to completing Enroll Jeffco. Testing data may be required if prior data is more than 2 years old.

Please contact Connie Brown at: connie.brown@jeffco.k12.co.us

to begin the application process, as well as asking any questions about applications.

If you would like to set up a shadowing day:

Apologies, we currently cannot do any in-person shadowing for our program, due to COVID. However, we would LOVE to get your student to come virtually "shadow" our class Monday or Wednesday from 9:00 - 1:10, or Tuesday or Thursday from 9:00 - 11:45. Please email both Lisa Lee and Elliott Holm at Lisa.Lee@jeffco.k12.co.us and Elliott.Holm@jeffco.k12.co.us and tell us the date and time that works for you, and we can get our class link to you!

We also did a presentation at our school Showcase Night on December 2nd from 6-8. If you weren't able to attend, please follow the directions in the school Showcase Night website located here: https://sites.google.com/jeffcoschools.us/wrhsshowcase2020/presentations to find the presentation and view it.

Please also go and check out our WRHS Gifted and Talented Facebook Page!

Important Dates and Upcoming Events:


Ongoing Events:

  • District GT Student Contest Calendar:

    • Please see the link below for a list of contests across multiple content areas for secondary students. There are so many different options for projects or for some fun things to do while being at home.

    • https://docs.google.com/document/d/1HjAfT7JTE96sXgiHfCN0uwRXeH_d668LcHuvjJOhxTk/edit

Past Events:

    • Wednesday, December 2nd from 6-8 = WRHS Showcase Night!

      • Please join us fully virtually this year for our WRHS Showcase Night. The GT Program will be present to give an information session at 6:30, then answer questions from 7:00 - 8:00. Details are on the WRHS school website: https://wheatridge.jeffcopublicschools.org/

      • Please follow the directions on the school website to RSVP and links will be sent to you for each of the meetings. Hope to see you there!

Past Fundraisers:


GT Classroom Teacher

Freshmen and Sophomores

Lisa Lee

LkLee@jeffco.k12.co.us

GT Classroom Teacher

Juniors and Seniors

Elliott Holm

Eholm@jeffco.k12.co.us

GT Resource Teacher

Connie Brown

CLBrown@jeffco.k12.co.us

GT Counselor

Julio Ocana

jocana@jeffco.k12.co.us


GT Director

Roger Dowd

rdowd@jeffco.k12.co.us