Gifted and Talented Education

Definition of Gifted and Talented

Centennial BOCES schools follow the Colorado State definition for gifted and talented children. That definition is as follows:

"Gifted and talented children" means those persons between the ages of four and twenty-one whose abilities, talents, and potential for accomplishment are so exceptional or developmentally advanced that they require special provisions to meet their educational programming needs. Children under five who are gifted may also be provided with early childhood special educational services.

Gifted students include gifted students with disabilities (i.e. twice-exceptional) and students with exceptional abilities or potential from all socio-economic and ethnic, cultural populations. Gifted students are capable of high performance, exceptional production, or exceptional learning behavior by virtue of any or a combination of these areas of giftedness:

  • General or specific intellectual ability

  • Specific academic aptitude

  • Creative or productive thinking

  • Leadership abilities

  • Visual arts, performing arts, musical or psychomotor abilities

Centennial BOCES 2020 Clubhouse Drive Greeley, CO 80634

Phone: (970) 352-7404 Fax: (970) 352-7350

Gifted and Talented Director: Dr. Nicole Jackson  

970-352-7404 ext. 1184

Gifted Education Coordinator/CBOCES High School Principal/District Assessment  Coordinator

*For individual school gifted coordinator contact info, please contact your child's school.*