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Renaissance provides specialized learning opportunities for students who have been identified as Gifted and Talented students. Many of the students at Renaissance Elementary's Discovery Program matriculate to Renaissance Secondary. 


Renaissance Gifted Coordinator

Chelsea Johnson

Douglas County Gifted and Talented Programming:

Douglas County Association for Gifted and Talented:

Colorado Association for Gifted and Talented:

National Association for Gifted and Talented:

Supporting Emotional Needs of Gifted Students:

Colorado Department of Education Gifted Page:

Douglas County Gifted Education News:

Gifted and talented students are those students 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. Gifted students include 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:

  • General or Specific Intellectual Ability

  • Specific Academic Aptitude

  • Creative or Productive Thinking

  • Leadership Abilities

  • Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Musical or Psychomotor Abilities

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