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 7:35 - 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:

      • Saturday, May 1st from 4-7pm = GT Night!

        • We are SO EXCITED to be able to have GT Night this year. Following COVID guidelines, though, our GT Night will be fully online for the first time ever. Our students will be all posting their "Booths" to our GT Night website (Linked below) and will be available to look at, access, and peruse any time after 4pm on May 1st. We will also have a link on the website to our LIVE portion of GT Night in a Zoom meeting. This event is for our current and upcoming families to come on and access and see what we do in the WRHS GT program, so please mark your calendars for the date and time. We'll see you in our Zoom Room for our awesome GT Night festivities!

        • GT Night Website: https://sites.google.com/jeffcoschools.us/gtnight2021/home

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 Facilitator

Freshmen and Sophomores

Lisa Lee

LkLee@jeffco.k12.co.us

GT Classroom Facilitator

Juniors and Seniors

Elliott Holm

Eholm@jeffco.k12.co.us

GT Resource Teacher

Connie Brown

CLBrown@jeffco.k12.co.us

GT Social Emotional Counselor

Julio Ocana

jocana@jeffco.k12.co.us


GT Director

Roger Dowd

rdowd@jeffco.k12.co.us