Gifted and Talented

According to the state of Colorado, gifted children include those persons between the ages of 5 and 21 whose abilities, talents, and potential for accomplishment are so exceptional or developmentally advanced that they require special provisions to meet their educational needs. Gifted students are capable of high performance, exceptional production, and/or exceptional learning behavior by virtue of any of a combination of general or specific intellectual ability; specific academic aptitude; creative or productive thinking; leadership and human relations abilities; visual arts, performing arts, spatial or musical abilities and psycho motor abilities.


GT Coordinators: Hank Nelson (Elementary) hnelson@westendschools.org

Clint Wytulka (Secondary) cwytulka@westendschools.org

Programs:

Battle of the Books

Sponsor: Kristi Wheeler kwheeler@westendschools.org

Members:

3rd - 5th grade team

6th - 8th grade team

(Five area school districts, which include Ridgway, Ouray, Telluride, Norwood and West End, compete each year in the spring in a

Battle of the Books Competition)