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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

The Douglas County School District Board of Education welcomes Dr. Thomas S. Tucker into the role of Superintendent of Douglas County School District. Dr. Tucker officially leads the 68,000 student district as of July 1, 2018.


Nearly 1,500 Colorado students applied for the prestigious Boettcher Foundation Scholarship this year, with 42 being named recipients. Of those, the Douglas County School District (DCSD) is proudly home to four recipients.


When it comes to mental health services, communities traditionally focus on supporting kids as needs arise. This work is crucial for the safety of our students. Equally important, though, is prevention-based programming that can help, early on, prevent the social-emotional challenges our kids may be experiencing from escalating.