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/sJecsSeqDyRkP8bJ9. 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 in the 2021-2022 school year on November 18th from 6-8. 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 September 23 - 25th, we will be having our first GT Retreat at the YMCA of the Rockies since 2019! This will be our 5th year of having our Retreat at YMCA of the Rockies, and our students fully create the Retreat themselves, and plan all the schedule and activities. Our theme this year is Life-Sized Board Games! Our sophomores are so excited to get the Retreat underway and we can't wait to get back up to the mountains with all our GT students!

Ongoing Events:

  • For our families who want to get an idea of what our program does, in the 2020-2021 school year, our students hosted our end of the year showcase night, called GT Night online, and hosted all the booths on our GT Night website, the other portion happened live on Zoom. If you want to check out our program and see what kinds of projects our students create, you can access the GT Night website by clicking the underlined link above, or This Link!

Past Events:


GT Classroom Facilitator / Social Emotional Learning Psychologist

Freshmen and Sophomores

Julie Bolding

Julie.Bolding@jeffco.k12.co.us

GT Classroom Facilitator

Juniors and Seniors

Elliott Holm

Elliott.Holm@jeffco.k12.co.us

GT Resource Teacher

Tonia Heffley

Tonia.Heffley@jeffco.k12.co.us

GT Social Emotional Counselor

Julio Ocaña

Julio.Ocana@jeffco.k12.co.us


GT Director

Allen Golden

Allen.Golden@jeffco.k12.co.us