Gifted and Talented

    ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​BVSD schools provide programming for Gifted and Talented students based on their identified needs and in accordance with district identification policy, which is based on a body of evidence​.
    ​​The Gifted and Talented (GT) program provides students with challenging academic experiences based on their abilities and needs. Individualized identification methods are used to recognize the unique abilities of students from our diverse population. Lafayette Elementary places students in assessment-based learning groups, which are taught by qualified classroom teachers, as well as a full-time GT Coordinator and additional GT staff. For example, GT-identified students may be placed in high-ability groups according to their individual needs for math and literacy. Other current research- and teaching-based models are also incorporated into the classrooms to provide a differentiated, challenging learning experience. As a result of individualized instruction in our talented and gifted program, students will be prepared to take advantage of advanced academic opportunities in middle and high school. Learn more about Lafayette's TAG Focus Program.

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    https://contenthub.bvsd.org/taghttps://contenthub.bvsd.org/tag{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}The BVSD Gifted & Talented (GT) Office supports schools and stakeholders, offers professional development, and oversees school-based programming.  A wealth of information is available on the <strong class="ms-rteFontSize-2 ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0"></strong><a href="https://www.bvsd.org/parents-students/academics/gifted-and-talented">BVSD GT Webpage.  </a><div><br><p>The Gifted & Talented Advisor (GTA) is the primary advocate for students, communications, and programming in the school. <br></p><p>​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​BVSD schools provide programming for GT students based on their identified needs and in accordance with <strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0"><a href="https://www.bvsd.org/parents-students/academics/gifted-and-talented#fs-panel-9643">district identification policy</a></strong> which is based on a body of evidence.   Students may be identified as Gifted & Talented in one or more of the following areas: </p><ul><li> ​General or specific intellectual ability​ </li><li> Specific academic aptitude </li><li> Creative or productive thinking​ </li><li> ​Leadership abilities </li><li><p>Visual arts, performing arts, musical or psychomotor abilities<br></p></li></ul><p> Schools follow the<strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0"> </strong><a href="https://www.bvsd.org/about/board-of-education/policies/policy/~board/i-policies/post/promotion-nonpromotion-and-acceleration-of-students-regulation"><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0">BVSD Acceleration policy</strong></a> when making decisions about subject or grade level acceleration for students.  Some highly advanced gifted children may enter kindergarten or first grade early through the<strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0"> </strong><a href="https://www.bvsd.org/parents-students/academics/gifted-and-talented#fs-panel-9758"><strong>BVSD Early Access policy. </strong> </a><br>The classroom teacher is the primary provider of advanced academic services to students. Programming is documented in the student's Advanced Learning <span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0">Plan</span><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0"> (ALP)</span><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0"> or, at the secondary level,</span><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0"> ​(</span><a href="https://www.cde.state.co.us/postsecondary/icap"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0">ICAP​</span></a><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0">)</strong>. Programming may include academic, enrichment,  and affective (social-emotional) supports and extensions.  </p><p>BVSD sponsors four district-wide enrichment activities.  These are open to students whether they are identified as GT or not.   <br>More information is available at the links below.<span style="text-align:center;line-height:1.6;">​​</span></p><ul><li><a href="https://www.bvsd.org/parents-students/academics/content-areas/science/science-fair"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0"><strong>Corden Pharma Colorado Regional Science Fair </strong></span></a>(grades 6-12)​<br></li><li><a href="https://www.bvsd.org/parents-students/academics/gifted-and-talented/destination-imagination"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0"><strong>Destination Imagination - NOCO Canyon Region</strong></span></a> (grades k-12)<br></li><li><a href="https://www.bvsd.org/parents-students/academics/gifted-and-talented/history-day"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0"><strong>Boulder Regional History Day</strong></span> </a>(grades 6-12)<br></li><li><a href="https://www.bvsd.org/parents-students/academics/gifted-and-talented/spelling-bee"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0"><strong>Boulder Valley Regional Spelling Bee</strong></span></a><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0"> </span>(grades 3-8)<br></li></ul><div>​<br></div></div>

     

     

    Julie Marquezhttps://lae.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/julie_marquez.aspxhttps://lae.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/julie_marquez.aspx{049115ca-4554-4ebe-b098-ac48702f4607}Julie MarquezGT Coordinator/Teacher GP0|#0aa1e5d4-96bd-43c0-9df0-d2fb025febce;L0|#00aa1e5d4-96bd-43c0-9df0-d2fb025febce|Gifted and Talented;GTSet|#047c81e0-37dc-4eae-934f-e677abc2b456;GPP|#ac90095b-9ee0-42c4-9b52-26efaebea9b3;GPP|#6ad9fbb3-bf89-49b8-9e36-ddd3131d80d6;GPP|#4d055820-42d8-4f9b-843d-27bc329df1ff720-561-8938julie.marquez@bvsd.orgOffice/ 105B
    Cindy Olsenhttps://lae.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/cindy_olsen.aspxhttps://lae.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/cindy_olsen.aspx{049115ca-4554-4ebe-b098-ac48702f4607}Cindy OlsenTUTOR, GTGP0|#0aa1e5d4-96bd-43c0-9df0-d2fb025febce;L0|#00aa1e5d4-96bd-43c0-9df0-d2fb025febce|Gifted and Talented;GTSet|#047c81e0-37dc-4eae-934f-e677abc2b456;GPP|#ac90095b-9ee0-42c4-9b52-26efaebea9b3;GPP|#6ad9fbb3-bf89-49b8-9e36-ddd3131d80d6;GPP|#4d055820-42d8-4f9b-843d-27bc329df1ff720-561-8914cindy.olsen@bvsd.org105B

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