Gifted Education


New! Kindergarten GT Screening Assessment

This October, kindergarten students will be given a critical thinking and problem solving assessment to identify their abilities in these areas.  A formal letter from the district, with a detailed explanation of these assessments, will be going home in back to school communications.  

Gifted Identification Nomination

September 10- September 28
Have you always felt your child approaches problem-solving differently and independently? Is a challenge something your child is always itching to take on and often creates for him/herself? Your child might be a gifted learner.

An Application for nomination is available to download here or will be in your school office after the first week of school. Please fully complete the application and return it to your school office by end of school day September 28. If you have questions, please contact your building Gifted Education Specialist.

Nomination Packet 2018 English
Nomination Packet 2018 Spanish


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

For more specific information about ECS Gifted Education, please click on the icons below.

Contact & Interest Information

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? 

Please let us know by completing the Contact and Interest Form from the title link.

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