Gifted & Talented

    ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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​.
    GT (Gifted & Talented)
    Fireside Elementary Gifted & Talented  Programming  and Activities

    At Fireside Elementary, the GT Educational Advisor is the primary  advocate for students, communications, and programming in the school.   The GT Advisor at Fireside Elementary is Janine Fitzgerald who may be reached at, or by phone (720) 561 – 7918.
    The academic programming for GT identified and high ability students includes:
    • 5th Grade GT Enrichment Program
    • 4th Grade Passion Projects
    • 3rd Grade Challenge Math
    • 2nd Grade Challenge Math
    • 1st Grade Challenge Math​
    Students may also be involved in the following enrichment activities and clubs:
    • Geography Bee (4th and 5th) Date: December 11, 2018
    • Spelling Bee (3rd, 4th and 5th) Date: January 23, 2019, Amphitheater
    • Chess Club​​​ Date: TBD, Room 192
    • Science Fair:  Spring - March 13, 2019

     Talented and Gifted Information


 {a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}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 <strong class="ms-rteFontSize-2 ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0">BVSD GT </strong><a href="" target="_blank"><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-2 ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0">Webpage</strong></a><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0">.</span>  <div><br><p>The Gifted & Talented Advisor (GTA) is the primary advocate for students, communications, and programming in the school. <br></p><p>​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​BVSD schools provide programming for GT students based on their identified needs and in accordance with <strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0"><a href="">district identification policy</a></strong> which is based on a body of evidence.   Students may be identified as Gifted & Talented in one or more of the following areas: </p><ul><li> ​General or specific intellectual ability​ </li><li> Specific academic aptitude </li><li> Creative or productive thinking​ </li><li> ​Leadership abilities </li><li><p>Visual arts, performing arts, musical or psychomotor abilities<br></p></li></ul><p> Schools follow the<strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0"> BVSD </strong><a href=""><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0">Acceleration</strong></a><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0"> policy</strong> 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<strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0"> BVSD <a href="">Early Access</a></strong><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0"> policy</strong>.  <br>The classroom teacher is the primary provider of advanced academic services to students. Programming is documented in the student's Advanced Learning <span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0" style="">Plan</span><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0" style=""> (ALP)</span><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0" style=""> or, at the secondary level,</span><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0" style=""> ​(</span><a href=""><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0" style="">ICAP​</span></a><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0">)</strong>. Programming may include academic, enrichment,  and affective (social emotional) supports and extensions.  </p><p>BVSD sponsors four district-wide enrichment activities.  These are open to students whether they are identified as GT or not.   <br>More information is available at the links below.<span style="text-align:center;line-height:1.6;">​​</span></p><ul><li><a href=""><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0"><strong>Corden Pharma Colorado Regional Science Fair </strong></span></a>(grades 6-12)​<br></li><li><a href=""><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0"><strong>Destination Imagination - NOCO Canyon Region</strong></span></a> (grades k-12)<br></li><li><a href=""><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0"><strong>Boulder Regional History Day</strong></span> </a>(grades 6-12)<br></li><li><a href=""><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0"><strong>Boulder Valley Regional Spelling Bee</strong></span></a><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0"> </span>(grades 3-8)<br></li></ul><div>​<br></div></div>