Gifted and Talented

Welcome to Castle Rock Middle School's Gifted Education site! Here you will find information and resources useful for parents and teachers. 

Together as a team, we support, develop, and implement a system of supports that encourage and respond to the diverse gifts and talents in our community of advanced learners. 

As a staff, we work very hard here at CRMS to meet every child at his/her "point of entry." We take great pride in ways that we meet the unique needs of all students. When working with our gifted student population we recognize that students need to be challenged at their level to feel valued. We provide a continuum of services that are respectful of individual student differences and mindful of classroom and community resources, including (but not limited to) differentiation of curriculum and instruction, varied grouping strategies, and a menu of enriching and challenging programming options such as: 

  • Advanced Math Classes
  • Advanced Language Art Classes
  • World Language Opportunities 
  • Battle of the Books
  • the Spelling Bee
  • the Geography Bee
  • ...and much more! 

By nurturing the potential of our learners through rigorous and meaningful experiences, we support creative and critical thinkers, responsible problem solvers and a global community of autonomous learners here at Castle Rock Middle School.

 All students who are identified as gifted will work with an Accelerated Learning Plan (ALP). The ALP is written specific to the child's needs and is comprised of standards based goals that support the child's gifts and talents. Each school year our students will develop this plan's goals with the input of teachers and parents. Teachers and students will work together to monitor the child's progress as the year progresses.  

For questions or concerns, please contact Castle Rock Middle School's Gifted Education Facilitator, Lisa Conner.

Email: Lisa.Conner@dcsdk12.org