Gifted and Talented

Northeast BOCES

Looking for the Student Site Mrs. Daugherty told you about? If you are participating in online groups with our BOCES GT Coordinator, Mrs. Daugherty, she probably referred you to resources on this page!


Northeast BOCES schools follow the Colorado State definition for gifted and talented children. That defintion is as follows:

"Gifted and talented children" means those persons between the ages of four and twenty-one whose abilities, talents, and potential for accomplishment are so exceptional or developmentally advanced that they require special provisions to meet their educational programming needs. Children under five who are gifted may also be provided with early childhood special educational services.

Gifted students include gifted students with disabilities (i.e. twice-exceptional) and students with exceptional abilities or potential from all socio-economic and ethnic, cultural populations. Gifted students are capable of high performance, exceptional production, or exceptional learning behavior by virtue of any or a combination of these areas of giftedness:

  • General or specific intellectual ability
  • Specific academic aptitude
  • Creative or productive thinking
  • Leadership abilities
  • Visual arts, performing arts, musical or psychomotor abilities

Northeast BOCES was engaged in a Colorado Gifted Education Review (C-GER) during the Spring of 2018. Please click here if you'd like to see results from stakeholder surveys or a summary of the report from CDE.