Gifted and Talented

Gifted and Talented News

Nominations for the Gifted and Talented Program are available for parents and teachers to nominate students for this year.  These students must demonstrate readiness for advanced instruction and a desire to take on greater academic challenge in their learning.  Once nominated, a review of the student’s standardized test scores, grades, and behavior surveys assessing the student’s ability will be gathered.  Usually students are performing 2+ years above their current grade level.  The students must score at the 95th percentile or above.  Testing started in May and continues until the end of September.  Qualification results are mailed home at the end of September.  Students will receive services for only their strength area.  Services may include advanced work in the regular classroom, pull-out classes, mixed-grade level grouping strategies, and mentoring.  Information about the identification process and the nomination form are found on Mrs. Van Winkle’s webpage.

For questions regarding the Gifted & Talented Program at Niwot Elementary School please contact Barb VanWinkle at

You may also visit Niwot Elementary School's Gifted & Talented Program site here.