Building the Best for Every Student
GT Parent Information Night; Tuesday Sept. 20, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Information will be presented about testing, Meridian's GT programming, Advanced Learning Plans (ALPs). Your child does not have to be identified GT to attend this meeting, if you are interested in finding out more about gifted and talented services, please join us, or the Prezi that will be used is available through the link below.
Gifted and alented students are clustered in multiple classrooms at Meridian, based on their area or areas of strength. Individual student needs are met through differentiation within the regular education classroom by employing a variety of strategies.
2nd Grade Universal Screener
A new resource for Adams 12 Five Star Schools will help educators readily identify gifted students districtwide. Between September 2nd and October 2nd, all second-graders will participate in a new 30-minute screening process known as the Naglieri Non-verbal Abilities Test (NNAT-2). For more information please see the attachments at the bottom of this page, or visit the parent webpage on the Universal Screener
Where can I learn more about GT identification and programming at meridian?
- Presentation information, from Parent Information Meeting
When is GT testing at Meridian?
- All 2nd Graders will be taking the NNAT Universal Screener prior to fall conference.
- CogAT testing for all other students will be done in November 8th & 9th, 2016
- If you are interested in having your child tested for Gifted and Talented, please discuss this with your child's teacher.
If I need more information about GT, who do i contact?
- As the primary souce of GT programming, your child's classroom teacher is your first point of contact
- If you have further questions, contact Stephani Hardon, the building GT Coordinator
What opportunities are available for parents of gifted students?
- GT Parent Meetings; 9/20/16,
- GT emails and notifications
- GT Laison to the district GT Parent Group, please email Mrs. Hardon if you are interested, firstname.lastname@example.org
Summer Enrichment Opportunities:
None of these programs are expressly endorsed by Meridian Elementary or Adams12 Five Star Schools, rather they are offered as possible opportunities to enrich your child's summer break.
Additional resources provided in the Attachments section, pulled together by the Boulder Valley School District.
Opportunities Specifically For Gifted And Talented Students
University of Northern Colorado: The Center for the Education and Study of Gifted, Talented, Creative Learners offers three summer programs for children and youth
Center for Bright Kids, Colorado School of Mines
- Dawson School Summer Camp, Andrew Dawson college-prepatory school
General Interest Camps, Not Specifically For Gifted And Talented Students
Boulder Valley School District Lifelong Learning Camps: a wide variety of camps with a variety of themes and areas of interest.
STEM Focused Opportunities
University of Colorado Science Discovery: large variety of science based camps and classes
Denver Museum of Nature and Science: a variety of programming at the museum
Play Well: Lego-inspired Engineering Workshops
Home Depot: Hands-on creative projects, first Saturday of every month
Lowe's Build and Grow
Art Focused Opportunities
The Art Underground: Creative workshops in Louisville
Language Arts And Theatrical Focused Opportunities
- Colorado Writing Project Young Writers Camp (new post)
Backstory Theatre: Theatrical workshops for kids
Regis University Summer Reading Program
Lighthouse Writers: opportunities for young writers to learn more about the craft of writing and publishing their work
- Shepherd Valley Waldorf School: Storycamp, creative summer camp for 7-13 year olds
Outdoor Adventure Focused Opportunities
Colorado Mountain Ranch: Outdoor adventure
Cheley Colorado Camp: Outdoor adventure camp for older elementary students