Gifted Education

GT Transition

Is your gifted child moving from elementary to middle school, or middle to high school for the 2019-20 school year? Did you miss our GT Transition Evening meetings recently? If so, check out these PowerPoint presentations to find out about the gifted services we offer for students at these levels across the district.
Down-Valley Middle Schools
Up-Valley Middle Schools
High Schools

SENG Parent Discussion Group

SENG = Supporting the Emotional Needs of Gifted
Does your gifted child perplex you at times? Does it take all your energy to stay one step ahead of your gifted child? Do you ever wonder if your child’s behavior is unusual? Would you like to know if other parents are experiencing some of the same things you are? And what they have done or are doing with their gifted children? Then you may need a SENG Group!
SENG book groups use A Parent's Guide to Gifted Children as the basis for discussion. If you are interested in an upcoming 6-week SENG series, please email the Gifted Coordinator for more information.

Gifted and Talented Advisory Committee

Are you interested in knowing more about Gifted Education in Eagle County Schools?
Would you like to connect with other GT families?
Do you have an expertise that you would like to share?
Click here to learn more about the Gifted and Talented Advisory Committee.

GT News

Each quarter, our gifted team creates a district GT Newsletter to inform families of the latest happenings in our buildings! 

December 2018 English and Spanish
March 2019 English and Spanish  (check out our new format!)
May 2019 English and Spanish

Our Mission

The gifted and talented program was developed to ensure that our students are challenged to achieve their highest potential and that curriculum and learning opportunities are in line with their specific needs, interests, and abilities.


  • District administration, teachers, families, and the community share the responsibility to provide relevant and challenging opportunities to develop the individual potential of advanced learners.
  • Gifted students have unique strengths and needs that must be addressed.
  • Gifted ability exists and should be identified and served in students of all ages from all cultures, races, ethnic backgrounds and socioeconomic groups.
  • Every child deserves a rigorous and challenging curriculum with tiered programming and a continuum of services.
  • Every child shares the responsibility for maximizing the learning opportunities provided.

Gifted Definition

"Gifted and 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. Children under five years of age and 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:

• General or specific intellectual ability
• Specific academic aptitude
• Creative or productive thinking
• Leadership abilities
• Visual arts, performing arts, musical or psycho-motor abilities

Spanish Translation

Is Your Child Gifted?

Do you feel your child is gifted? Does he or she have characteristics of giftedness?
Please take a moment to review some characteristics of giftedness(Spanish version)

ECS Gifted Education Handbook
CS Gifted Education Handbook- Spanish

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