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 Lisa Lee at: Lisa.Lee@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:

We would love to set up a shadowing day for your student! We will create a personalized schedule for your student that is tailored to the classes they would like to have if they attended our school. Shadowing days can be set up on Mondays on Tuesdays, and are available for full-day, half day, or whatever your student would like to attend. Please fill out our Google Form to submit a shadowing request here: https://forms.gle/ixYzcknV7wsSgLsT7. Then, please email Julie Bolding at Julie.Bolding@jeffco.k12.co.us to get some details about the shadowing day and set up all the details with our GT Center.

We also did a presentation at our school Showcase Night on November 18th from 6-8. If you weren't able to attend, please feel free to access our Google Slide presentation for some information about the GT Program, located here: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/12MSFGXlYaOAm9D5puKDa0-D7OsY5wxRHMFcCjJnlZLg/edit?usp=sharing

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

Important Dates and Upcoming Events:

      • On May 7th from 4:00 - 7:00 pm, we will be having our 7th annual GT Showcase Night live and in-person! Our theme this year is GT Worlds! This night will be dedicated to our current students, their families, our upcoming students and their families, and our wide community! Everyone is invited to come to this event; we will have booths, characters, performances, food trucks, and even more! Join us for a few hours of a big celebration of all our students interests and passions!

Ongoing Events:

  • We had our 7th annual GT Night last year in May, and hosted all the booths on our GT Night website, the other portion happened live on Zoom. You can access the GT Night website by clicking the underlined link above, or This Link!

Past Events:

    • Our Annual GT Retreat happened again this year, live and in-person! We are excited that Mount Evans Outdoor Lab School has allowed us to come and use their grounds and facilities for our students to have our yearly Retreat. This is happening on December 11th, 2021 from 9 AM - 9 PM at the Mount Evans Outdoor Lab School. Our Sophomores and Juniors both planned this event together this year, and the theme is Victorian Fantasy! Our students have created activities for the whole day, we'll have a Chili Cook-off for Lunch, and a Bonfire with Campfire Food for our students! We're so excited to be able to have another Retreat, and we look forward to the day!

    • On November 18th from 6-8pm, we had our School Showcase Night! We had GT students available to show projects and answer questions. We showed a presentation of slides you can view here for information about the program and applications: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/12MSFGXlYaOAm9D5puKDa0-D7OsY5wxRHMFcCjJnlZLg/edit?usp=sharing

GT Classroom Facilitator / Social Emotional Learning Psychologist

Freshmen and Sophomores

Julie Bolding

JBolding@jeffco.k12.co.us

GT Classroom Facilitator

Juniors and Seniors

Elliott Holm

Eholm@jeffco.k12.co.us

GT Resource Teacher

Lisa Lee

LkLee@jeffco.k12.co.us

GT Social Emotional Counselor

Julio Ocana

jocana@jeffco.k12.co.us


GT Director

Roger Dowd

rdowd@jeffco.k12.co.us