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 and Talented program at Bradley, under the direction of Tracy Cress, serves students who have been formally identified as well as students who have proven in their regular classroom to need more challenge. Starting in second grade, students receive pull-out programming that provides enrichment as well as a deeper look at the core curriculum. Students have the opportunity to participate in reading, writing, and math programming on a weekly basis. Additional enrichment activities include: Destination Imagination, the DPS Shakespeare Festival, Noetic Math contests, DPS Semantics, the Know-Brainer Bowl, coding and robotics. For more information, please contact Tracy Cress, Bradley GT teacher.