Gifted & Talented

We Need Your Voice! GT Family Advisory Group

Members of the GT Family Advisory Group will:

  • Work with the GT Department to identify areas of strength, challenge, and growth
  • Support the GT Department with awareness-building across the district for the needs of advanced learners
  • Work to suggest tools for communication

The advisory group will meet once every two months for 1.5-2 hours

Save the Date for upcoming evening meetings (5:30-7:00 pm)

  • January 22, 2020
  • March 11, 2020
  • May 6, 2020

If you are interested, please go to the online form:

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Reserva por favor: Una charla

12 de diciembre
5:30-7:00 pm
Lugar a determinar

Los invitamos a una charla con otras familias para habler sobre “Cómo apoyar a los estudiantes dotados y talentosos. Una charla para las familias hispanohablantes”

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Contact Us

Phone: 720-423-2056
Mailing Address: 1860 Lincoln St, 8th Floor NE, Denver, CO 80203

A Note About Activities

As of May 2019, the Gifted and Talented department no longer houses activities.

For questions related to Destination Imagination, please email Minda McGurk at

For questions related to Semantics/Spelling Bee contact Bill Shaeffer at

Interested in Magnet Testing?

The window for Fall 2019 Magnet Testing is now CLOSED. All applications received after November 1st will be held for spring testing. 

All DPS students in 6th grade, 2nd grade, and kindergarten will be tested during the universal screening at their school. Contact your school’s GT teacher for more details.

Testing for in-district students in 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 7th, and 8th grades will occur between November 11-22 at their school. Contact your school’s GT teacher for more details.

Testing for out of district, private, and home schools will occur in the morning of Saturday, December 7th at Morey Middle School. Confirmation and testing details will be sent by the GT Central Office to families the week of November 4th. Students currently enrolled in a DPS school (including charters) will be tested at their school and DO NOT need to attend the Saturday testing.

Nominate your child for magnet testing.

haga clic aquí para nominar a su hijo para la prueba de enfoque especial (Magnet) para Estudiantes Altamente Dotados.

Downloadable application- English

Downloadable application – Spanish

About Us

The Gifted and Talented team is focused on leading the nation in providing equitable, high impact gifted programming.

We strive to ensure that gifted and talented students are engaged, rigorously challenged and supported to reach their full emotional, intellectual, and creative potential. By equipping students to become successful, critical, compassionate, and collaborative individuals, we are preparing them to become leaders and citizens of the 21st century.

Our Services

We provide services to gifted/high potential students and their families. Gifted and Talented Services oversees gifted and highly-gifted identification in the district. Gifted identification begins at the school level with the GT teacher and ends with a district level identification team review process. In addition, we support and monitor each schools’ gifted programming in order to support best practice for gifted learners.

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