Gifted and Talented

The staff at CRMS work very hard 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! 

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. We will be revisiting all existing ALPs as the school year begins and monitoring progress as the year progresses.  

A few helpful websites filled with great information:

      * Colorado Department of Education, Office of Gifted Education 
      * Douglas County School District, Office of Gifted Education 
      * National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC)
      * Douglas County Association for Gifted and Talented (DCAGT)
      * Colorado Association for Gifted and Talented (CAGT)
      * Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG)
      * Understanding Giftedness with Mensa 
      * Ian Byrd with Byrdseed (resources for teachers and parents of gifted children)


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