Current Happenings: NNAT3 Screening
During the month of February, all 2nd and 6th grade students district-wide will be assessed using the Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test (NNAT3). This online test is a nonverbal measure of general ability that focuses on pattern completion, puzzles, spatial reasoning and problem solving. Click here 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.
Each quarter, our gifted team creates a district GT Newsletter to inform families of the latest happenings in our buildings!
Our MissionThe 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 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
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
ECS Gifted Education Handbook- Spanish