Aurora's Gifted and Talented Education (AGATE)

In Colorado, gifted and talented students are included in the legal definitions of exceptional students (CRS 22-20-103; CRS 22-26-101-104, 1CCR 301-8). Aurora Public Schools recognizes the obligation to provide instructional and support services to all exceptional students K-12 and offers a wide range of services for all identified gifted and talented and high potential students.

Gifted AND TALENTED lEARNERS

“Gifted and talented learners” are those whose learning capacity and potential for accomplishment are so exceptional or developmentally advanced that they require special provisions to meet their educational and affective needs. Gifted students are capable of advanced learning and performance in any combination of the following:

*Intellectual ability

*Specific academic aptitude

*Creative or productive thinking

*Leadership and human relations skills

hIGH pOTENTIAL lEARNERS

In our classrooms we have many students who may not be identified as gifted, but who demonstrate high potential as learners, leaders, and producers. These students also need appropriate programming; including the opportunity to work with rich and demanding curriculum that can bring potential and promise to the surface. Close monitoring of these students may lead to gifted identification.

For more information, visit the AGATE Website or contact Ms. Erickson at LKErickson@aps.k12.co.us.