Gifted & Talented

Gifted and Talented Programming for Advanced Learners


Warder Elementary believe in high expectations for ALL of our learners, including those identified as having a Advanced Learning Plan (ALP).  These students receive curriculum above grade-level standards and have multiple assessment results that show advanced performance.

Gifted and Talented Program Coordinators, work alongside the regular classroom teacher so enrichment and acceleration can be provided for students on ALPs as well as students that show advanced learning potential. Often, advanced learning potential is identified with an advanced score on one or more of the CoGat or State assessments.

The district directive is to provide support for students displaying advanced work, or the potential for advanced work, to be provided with additional support within the classroom.  Our teachers, through the work of professional learning communities (PLCs), provide instruction that meets the needs of all learners, including our advanced learners.

If you have specific questions about how Warder serves our advanced learners, please reach out to Matt Hilbert, principal, at (303) 982-0202, or by email, [email protected]  

GT Spotlight:

September 2022 - Discovering Resources


A new school year brings about possibilities, hope, joy and sometimes confusion!  Thankfully, there are many wonderful resources available to help your family navigate the school year with your gifted or high potential learner(s).  Here are some of the very best!


Weeks 1-4:


Discovering Resources


Our Jeffco Gifted and Talented public website is a one-stop shop for resources that will support your student and your family!

  • Check out our Resources section for the latest GT Family Gazette (available in multiple languages). The latest edition has some wonderful resources for learning more about overexcitabilities which are a part of the daily life for many of our GT students. What are the benefits and challenges of overexcitabilities and how can your family talk about them openly


The National Association for Gifted Children’s (NAGC) mission is to support those who enhance the growth and development of gifted and talented children through education, advocacy, community building, and research. We aim to help parents and families, K-12 education professionals including support service personnel, and members of the research and higher education community who work to help gifted and talented children as they strive to achieve their personal best and contribute to their communities.

  • From the homepage, find the “Parents” tab. When you visit that part of the site, you will find the latest issue of Connecting for High Potential which is devoted to Twice Exceptionality. As a family, explore the Parent tab to see what resources are available to help you navigate the school year successfully!


Colorado Association for Gifted and Talented (CAGT) is our state affiliate network. CAGT believes that Every child has a right to learn something new every day. Gifted children thrive in learning environments that present challenge and wonder in lessons and activities and as a statewide advocacy group, is focused on improving the lives and opportunities of gifted students. Families are one of the stakeholder groups that CAGT supports with information and advocacy opportunities and resources.

  • From the homepage, look for Conversations with CAGT under the What’s New section. Plan to attend an upcoming session OR find an interesting archived session and learn something new about gifted education that will support your family!


Jefferson County Association for Gifted Children (JAGC) is our local parent advocacy organization. Though we work closely with JAGC, they are not affiliated with our district. Their website is devoted to supporting families and students in Jefferson County.

  • Check out the Newsletter link and subscribe so you can receive timely communication and support straight to your inbox!
  • In the Resources section, you’ll find book and website recommendations, specialized support sections, and mental health resources.
  • An exciting upcoming event to note…10/4 is Jeffco GT’s first family learning event of the year. An Evening with Seth Perler will focus on executive function skills and how you can support the development of those skills at home. This will be a virtual event on October 4 from 6:15-8:00 PM.