Gifted & Talented

Littleton Public Schools places high value on educational opportunities that enable each student to demonstrate continuous improvement of academic achievement and to develop fully according to his or her potential. The Gifted and Talented Program (G/T) in LPS serves as a vehicle for this instructional service. 

In addition to differentiated instruction for high ability learners, the G/T program also supports extended activities such as Chess, Destination ImagiNation, Brain Bowl, Math Olympiad, and the District Spelling Bee.

For more information, please contact your local school G/T Facilitator or District Coordinator for Gifted and Talented at 303-347-3477 or email at mness[at]lps.k12.co[dot]us.

What is Gifted & Talented

LPS uses the definition for "gifted" as determined by the Colorado Exceptional Children's Education Act:

12.01 (9) "Gifted & Talented Children" means those persons between the ages of four and twenty-one whose abilities, talents, and potential for accomplishment are so exceptional or developmentally advanced that they require special provisions to meet their educational programming needs. Gifted and talented children are hereafter referred to as gifted students. Children under five who are gifted may also be provided with early childhood special educational services. Gifted students include gifted students with disabilities (i.e. twice exceptional) and students with exceptional abilities or potential from all socio-economic and ethnic, cultural populations. Gifted students are capable of high performance, exceptional production, or exceptional learning behavior by virtue of any or a combination of these areas of giftedness:

12.01 (9) (a) General or Specific Intellectual Ability

12.01 (9) (b) Specific Academic Aptitude

12.01 (9) (c) Creative or Productive Thinking

12.01 (9) (d) Leadership Abilities

12.01 (9) (e) Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Musical or Psychomotor Abilities