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The purpose for identification is to provide programming different from the standard curriculum to better meet the unique needs of gifted students. Those students whose academic and affective needs are being met by the standard curriculum are not likely candidates for GT identification.

Colorado Department of Education (CDE) GT Guidelines: Jeffco follows all CDE guidelines for identification practices.

Jeffco Identification Practices

There are different categories of giftedness (academic and talent) that Jeffco identifies using separate processes.

Please utilize this chart for the pathway that best meets your child’s needs.


This is what people typically think of as giftedness in an academic setting. Identification can occur in one or more of these academic areas, and is based on a Body of Evidence. If students are identified GT, they will be placed on an Advanced Learning Plan (ALP).

Use the Academic ID Referral link (which is open through out the school year) found below if you are looking for GT identification only and not GT Center placement. Use the GT Center application to apply for GT Center.

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Math
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • General Intellectual Ability

We only identify students enrolled in a Jeffco school through this process.

This form should be completed for students who are only seeking GT identification for an Advanced Learning Plan (ALP), and not interested in attending a GT Center school. (This GT Identification Referral is open year round). For more information on our process, please see the GT ID Referral Flowchart 

GT Identification Process after CogAT


These are strength areas where students may demonstrate exceptionality in certain fields. Your child may or may not already have an Advanced Learning Plan (ALP) to add a Talent strength area. Each of these talent areas requires a unique application process.

Click on the talent area below for more information:

 2nd Grade Universal Screener

2nd grade CogAT reports will be sent home from schools the week before Thanksgiving Break.

The 2022 2nd Grade GT Center Application is closed. This application is for 2nd Grade Students ONLY.  It is for the 2023-24 school year.

GT Center APplication

Please contact your school's GT Resource Teacher or [email protected] for further information about GT Center availability for next year.

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Gifted Center Process Flowchart

Family Narrative

For all application processes, families will also need to complete the GT Family Narrative. Please click the link below.

Family Narrative



Jeffco GT provides cognitive testing free of charge for all currently enrolled Jeffco students. 

  • A $25 fee charged for all non-Jeffco students.
  •  Please contact the GT office for payment
    o 303-982-6650
    o [email protected]


If you have additional outside testing data (WISC IV, DAS, Stanford-Binet, other cognitive/IQ testing, etc.) you would like us to consider for the application, please send to:

Jeffco Public Schools
Gifted & Talented
1829 Denver West Dr. #27
Golden, CO  80401

[email protected]
Fax: 303-982-6993

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