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:

The directions for application can be found here

Contact Connie Brown at connie.brown@jeffco.k12.co.us

if you have any other questions about the application process.

If you would like to set up a shadowing day:

Please fill out our Google Form for a GT Shadowing Day

and/or contact Mr. Holm at: elliott.holm@jeffco.k12.co.us.

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

Important Dates and Upcoming Events:

  • Saturday, April 27th, 2019 from 4pm - 7pm = 5th Annual GT Night!
    • Please join us on April 27th for our 5th annual GT Night! This night is a massive celebration of everything the GT Students love, are passionate about, and want to show the world. We will be taking over the hallways of the school, lining them with booths, museum showcases, characters, and students to answer questions about the GT Program. This event is designed for our upcoming freshman GT students, but it's open to anyone and everyone who wants to come and see the program. Please feel free to bring kids, parents, grandparents, and anyone who will come. We will also have Food Trucks and plenty of games and performances for the whole family. See you there!

Ongoing Events:

  • Throughout the Year: Fundraising Dates!
    • This year, we have our fundraising dates throughout the year, in order to raise money for next year's Retreat. Instead of trying to fundraise a couple months before the retreat happens, we will now have the whole school year! Please be on the lookout for more fundraisers to be added as the year progresses.

Past Events:

  • February 25, 2019 = GT Parent Seminar 2 @ Jeffco Ed Center
    • This second Parent Seminar will be a Q&A Round Table discussion about Jeffco GT. Parents are invited to come and learn more about Jeffco GT, while also participating in a discussion.
  • January 28, 2019 = GT Parent Seminar @ Jeffco Ed Center
    • Coming up on Monday, January 28th, 2019, we will be holding a district GT Parent meeting, regarding a variety of topics, some including Executive Functioning, Social Emotional Learning and Post-secondary topics. Please look at the flyer attached here and attend the seminar if you're interested.

Past Fundraisers:

    • Monday, September 17th 2018 5:30 - 7:30 = Olde Town Arvada Fuzzy's Tacos Brownie Fundraiser 1
    • Wednesday, September 19th 2018 5:30 - 7:30 = Olde Town Arvada Fuzzy's Tacos Brownie Fundraiser 2
    • Saturday, October 6th 2018 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM = Arvada Applebee's Flapjack Fundraiser 1

GT Classroom Teacher

Lisa Lee

LkLee@jeffco.k12.co.us

GT Classroom Teacher

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 Paraprofessional

Karlee Iacino

kiacino@jeffco.k12.co.us

GT Director

Roger Dowd

rdowd@jeffco.k12.co.us