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Gifted and Talented 101

Gifted and Talented 101 & Center for Bright Kids Seminar

Join us for a parent education and networking opportunity. How do you know if your child is gifted? How are they tested? What services are available to them? What is twice-exceptional? So many questions for parents to consider when determining the best routes for their students. Natasha Straayer with DCSD Personalized Learning will help parents navigate the programs available for gifted and talented students and Dr. Amy Rushneck, Executive Director, for the Center for Bright Kids will present on Early ACT and SAT Testing.

Wednesday, October 19

Cresthill Middle School 9195 Cresthill Lane Highlands Ranch, CO 80130

6:00 - 7:30 pm Center for Bright Kids Early SAT / ACT Testing Western Academic Talent Search Program

October 12, 2016 | By cmlevesque | Category: Gifted Education

District News

High school students across Douglas County, and many students in respective feeder schools, are once again learning that a little kindness can go a long way. Again this year, our high schools hosted Wish Weeks to make dreams come true for Make-A-Wish Foundation beneficiaries.

The Douglas County School District (DCSD) Board of Education has named Thomas S. Tucker, Ph.D. as the sole finalist to lead our 68,000-student district as superintendent on a unanimous vote.


The American School Counseling Association (ASCA) has certified Sagewood Middle School as a Recognized ASCA National Model Program (RAMP). A prestigious honor, Sagewood is now the only middle school in the state of Colorado to have gained this certification. Schools must receive a near-perfect score on ASCA’s scoring rubric, which outlines guidelines for building and maintaining student achievement, behavior, counseling curriculum, school culture, and several other factors, in order to become certified.