Gifted and Talented

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    ​​​​​​​​​​​Jana Krutsinger who may be reached at Jana.Krutsinger@bvsd.org or at 720-561-2961.

    ​University Hill Elementary Programming and Activities 
    At University Hill, the GT Advisor is the primary advocate for students, communications, and programming in the school.   The GT Advisor at University Hill is Jana Krutsinger who may be reached at Jana.Krutsinger@bvsd.org or at 720-561-2920.

    The academic programming for gifted and talented students may include:

    • Differentiation within the regular classroom by classroom teachers and/or TAG Staff
    • Math Differentiation such as:
      • 4/5 Compacted Math Class
      • 6th Grade Math
      • Math Tutor Support
    • Enrichment Activities such as:
    • ALP Exposé
    • Math Olympiads
    • Literature Club
    • Family Resource School After School Classes
    The social emotional programming and support for gifted and talented students and their families include:

    • Second Steps and Mindfulness strategies
    • “Lunch Bunch” groups with GTTAG Advisor for students to discuss ALP goals and social emotional issues.
    • Family Resource School Counseling Support

     BVSD Talented & Gifted Information

     

     

    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>
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