Gifted & Talented

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General GT Information

Evergreen Middle School’s Gifted and Talented Program provides support for the academic and social-emotional needs of our gifted community.  Our certified Gifted and Talented Educators regularly attend professional development and utilize GT specific resources to inform their instruction.  Students are encouraged to advocate for themselves and seek assistance from GT Center teachers for deeper learning opportunities aligned with their own personal academic and affective goals.

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GT Family Learning Opportunities

GT Center Information

Students accepted into GT Center are taught by GT certified teachers (or in progress towards certification) who differentiate based on student need. Students are cohorted with predominately GT learners in their core classes.

Special schedule structures include Academic Focus where specialized GT programming can be offered. Here, the affective needs and academic enrichment, as well as a school-wide focus on Social Emotional Programming, is prioritized. 

ALP Information

ALP Life Cycle

Resources for Families-
From the Jefferson County Association for Gifted Children (JAGC)

You may have questions about who in your school can provide academic and/or social and emotional support. Here is a list of Jeffco Gifted & Talented (GT) contacts to find yours: GT Resource Teachers/Building Leaders/GT Counselors

These staff members are available to support students:

  • GT Social Emotional Learning Counselors

Counselors support the academic, career and social/emotional development for students through classroom guidance lessons, small groups, and individual student meetings.

  • Nurses

While school nurses do not provide direct, clinical support in the terms of mental health therapy, they do provide social emotional wellness support. 

  • Psychologists and Social Workers 

Psychologists and social workers generally work with students with more specifically defined academic and/or social/emotional/behavioral needs as identified in their Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or 504 Plan, as determined by the school’s Special Education team. These needs are typically addressed in smaller group settings and/or with individual students.

       ·  GT Resource Teachers (RT)

A GT Resource Teacher provides services to students, teachers, administrators, and parents in order to meet individual students' needs. GT Resource Teachers serve many schools and are not at any school on a full-time basis.

Read more about mental health support in Jeffco 

Jeffco mental health wellness resources

Jeffco student mental health wellness resources

JAGC is a nonprofit organization that supports families and educators of advanced learners - students with Advanced Learning Plans and those identified as Gifted & Talented. Email JAGC at [email protected] with any questions, visit their website, or join them on Facebook.


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