Gifted and Talented Program

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Poudre School District's gifted program strives to nurture the development of exceptional abilities, so all gifted students demonstrate positive self-esteem, high-level thinking, and creative productivity.

Who are gifted students?

Gifted children are students between four and 21 whose abilities, talents, and potential for accomplishment are so outstanding that they require special provisions to meet their educational programming needs.

Gifted learners include twice-exceptional (2e) students 

According to the Colorado Department of Education, 2e students are those who are identified as gifted and identified with a disability according to federal/state criteria which qualifies them for either an IEP or a 504 plan. Exceptional abilities or potential are present in all ethnic and cultural groups and across all socio-economic groups.

All schools in the district identify gifted learners based on a body of evidence that indicates high potential, write Advanced Learning Plans for all gifted learners, and serve GT students by differentiating instruction, providing enrichment opportunities, or providing specific services based on the needs of gifted learners.

Areas of giftedness include:

  • Specific academic aptitude
  • General intellectual ability
  • Creative or productive thinking
  • Leadership 
  • Visual arts, dance, music, performing arts, or psychomotor ability


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Contact Information

K-12 Gifted Program Coordinator
Kirstan Morris  |  Work Cell - 970.217.0063 I

2413 LaPorte Ave., Fort Collins, CO 80521