The Denver Public Schools (DPS) Gifted and Talented team is focused on leading the nation in providing equitable, high impact gifted programming.
The district strives to ensure that gifted and talented students are engaged, rigorously challenged and supported to reach their full emotional, intellectual, and creative potential. By equipping students to become successful, critical, compassionate, and collaborative individuals, we are preparing them to become leaders and citizens of the 21st century.
Denver Public Schools Services
DPS provides services to gifted/high potential students and their families. Gifted and Talented Services oversees gifted and highly-gifted identification in the district. Gifted identification begins at the school level with the GT teacher and ends with a district level identification team review process. In addition, we support and monitor each schools’ gifted programming in order to support best practice for gifted learners.
DPS also assesses and qualifies students for the Advanced Kindergarten magnet program. Note: This program is not a gifted program. Students who qualify for Advanced Kindergarten are not identified as gifted/talented.
Gifted and Talented Program at Bradley
The gifted programming at Bradley is a pull-out model that provides extensions of the IB units of inquiry aimed at challenging GT identified, magnet eligible, and talent pool students in reading, writing, and math. Second grade receives at least 2 hours a week of programming (reading/writing). Third-fifth grades each receive at least 3 hours of programming a week (reading, writing, math). The GT Teacher supports students in social-emotional learning (SEL) during pull-out. The GT Teacher also supports staff throughout the building to provide enrichment opportunities as needed and monitor student progress. Communication with staff, parents, and the community is ongoing throughout the year.
As an IB school, Bradley GT enrichment focuses on developing IB attitudes, attributes, and student agency by focusing on community action and using our voices to exact change through studying real-world problems, how to critically approach those problems, and our role in participating in solutions.
Additional enrichment programming is provided outside the school day for programs like Destination Imagination, Noetic Math, Shakespeare, Know-Brainer Bowl, and Coding.
Bradley is committed to the DPS Black Excellence Plan. Data review sessions are held throughout the year to analyze effectiveness of programming and equity in identification so that identification reflects the Bradley student population.