Gifted and Talented
Every gifted student needs to be valued first as a person and then as an individual who needs
Quality learning experiences that challenge and enrich their
Understanding of the world around them and facilitate the delicate
Intricacies of how their lives are woven into the
Tapestry of life that may confront them with joys as well as disappointments
Yet provides them with the resiliency to lead fulfilling lives.
~Patricia S. Rendon
Vision and Mission Statement
Global Village Academy prides itself on recognizing and valuing the diverse nature of our student body and each individual's abilities, interests, and needs. We are committed to providing students with the systems and programming that foster a safe learning environment where individual abilities and gifts can grow. Our mission is to ensure that all students have access to opportunities that will challenge them and encourage innovative thinking through a combination of specialized curriculum, support, and advocacy.
We identify students through a variety of criteria with numerous data points:
The qualifications listed below are the determining factors listed by the Colorado Department of Education. Qualifications are referenced in 1 CCR 301-8, ECEA Rules, 12.01
- 95th percentile and above on normed referenced cognitive abilities tests (Example: CogAT)
- 95th percentile and above on norm-referenced or criterion- referenced standardized (Examples: CMAS, iReady, ACCESS)
- Distinguished level of performance (Examples: Juried performance, advanced portfolios)
- Observation of behaviors or motivation with outstanding or exceptional factors. (Examples: Kingore Observation Inventory)
Using data-driven observational data, parents, teachers, students, and administrators can make referrals for “Gifted and Talented” services.
- All second and seventh-graders will be screened for gifted and talented services
- A potential student needs to have a combination of 3 other points in the categories of Criterion- or Norm-referenced Achievement Test, Norm-referenced Observation Scale, or Performance Evaluation
- The results of this test will be used to help identify abilities and aptitudes in our students and can be used to make programming and curricular adjustments for the student
- Parents will be notified within thirty calendar days of their child’s test result
Early Access program allows highly gifted students to enter Kindergarten (4 years old before Oct. 1st) or First Grade (5 years old before Oct. 1st) ahead of schedule to meet their educational needs and abilities.