Gifted and Talented


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Creating Kind and Compassionate Kids: Tips for Social-Emotional Learning

Presenters: Deborah S. Delisle and James R. Delisle, Ph.D.

How do you create relevant, lasting learning experiences that encourage social and emotional growth? This free webinar will help you implement lessons that build valuable cognitive and affective skills in your learners.

Register Now: May 26, 3:00 p.m. CT (Duration: 30–45 minutes)

Parenting Bright Kids Who Struggle in School: A Strength-Based Approach

Presenter: Dewey Rosetti, Author and Cofounder of the Parents Education Network

Learn techniques to encourage strengths and mitigate weaknesses in children who struggle in school. This free webinar will help parents through the challenging and often unfamiliar landscape of raising kids who have been labeled with learning differences.

Register Now: June 2, 3:00 p.m. CT (Duration: 30–45 minutes)

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Meet our TAG Coordinator

Lynnece Richards

Lynnece Richards

Job Title: Teacher, Substitute

BVSD schools provide programming for Gifted and Talented (GT) students based on their identified needs and in accordance with district identification policy, which is based on a body of evidence. The BVSD Gifted & Talented (GT) Office supports schools and stakeholders, offers professional development, and oversees school-based programming.  A wealth of information is available on the Gifted and Talented page.  

The Gifted & Talented Advisor (GTA) is the primary advocate for students, communications, and programming in the school. 

BVSD schools provide programming for GT students based on their identified needs and in accordance with district identification policy which is based on a body of evidence.   Students may be identified as Gifted & Talented in one or more of the following areas:

  • General or specific intellectual ability
  • Specific academic aptitude
  • Creative or productive thinking
  • Leadership abilities
  • Visual arts, performing arts, musical or psychomotor abilities

Schools follow the BVSD Acceleration policy when making decisions about subject or grade level acceleration for students.  Some highly advanced gifted children may enter kindergarten or first grade early through  the BVSD Early Access policy.  

The classroom teacher is the primary provider of advanced academic services to students. Programming is documented in the student's Advanced Learning Plan (ALP) or, at the secondary level, ​(ICAP). Programming may include academic, enrichment,  and affective (social emotional) supports and extensions.  

BVSD sponsors district-wide enrichment activities.  These are open to students whether they are identified as GT or not. Learn more on the Gifted and Talented page.  

  • Corden Pharma Colorado Regional Science Fair (Grades 6-12)
  • Destination Imagination - NOCO Canyon Region (Grades k-12)
  • Boulder Regional History Day (Grades 6-12)
  • Boulder Valley Regional Spelling Bee (Grades 3-8)
  • Math Olympiads (Grades 4 and 5)
  • Battle of the Books (Grades 3-12)