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November 2020


Are you interested in finding out more about DCSD's Discovery Program? Join parents of Discovery students and staff from our district's Advanced Academics and Gifted Education team to learn more about this programming available through Discovery.

Join us on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel on Wednesday, November 11 from 6:00 to 7:00pm.  You will have the opportunity ask questions either within the comments on either social platform or via email at  We know that not all people are comfortable asking questions on such public platforms.  We will get to as many as questions as we are able during the 1 hour session.

Discovery Program Application Process

The application process for the 2021-2022 Discovery Program is now open through Friday, December 4. The Discovery Program is designed for highly advanced gifted learners in grades 2 - 6 whose needs may be best met in a center-based program. Please note that the Discovery Program takes place in an in-person learning environment at one of three locations.

Discovery Program Application and Process

Family information nights and class registration will be here before we know it. This conversation will focus on the transition timelines and placement considerations for gifted students moving into middle school or high school in the Fall of 2021.

Join us on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel on Monday, December 7th from 6:00 to 7:00 pm.  You will have the opportunity to ask questions either within the comments on either social platform or via email at  We know that not all people are comfortable asking questions on such public platforms.  We will get to as many as questions as we are able during the 1-hour session.

We Need Your Input

Please take a few moments to take our quick survey.  We are asking for your feedback to help us understand the types of information and topics that would help you and your families during the 2020-2021 school year. 
Take the Survey


As many of you know, DCAGT is run completely by volunteers. We realize that being a full-time board member isn’t possible for everyone, so we came up with other ways other people could contribute!   If you would like to volunteer or would like to learn more about us, please reach out to us at

At this time, we are looking for somone who can help us rework the DCAGT website. If you are interested in helping us with the website, please contact

Take a few moments to follow us on Social Media and visit our website.

If you missed our first DCAGT Live, you can watch it here!


 Conversations with CAGT

Tuesdays at 5:00 pm MST on Facebook Live

Each week, CAGT features a different expert in gifted education who will speak on a current GT topic in a live video chat on CAGT's Facebook page with time for your questions!

Tue. Nov. 10th: Karen Rogers

Tue. Nov. 17th: Joy Lawson Davis


CAGT Conference 2020 is Still Available!

We hope you've heard really great things about the annual CAGT Conference. You can still register for our 2020 CAGT Virtual Conference! All of the sessions were recorded! After you register, you will receive an email with directions to get started.

Please click here to register today!

All sessions, including Keynotes, Breakouts, Signature Series, Book Signings and more, have been recorded and uploaded to their specific schedule listing. These recordings on the event platform will be available through January 31st, 2020.


DCAGT Board Meeting Schedule

The DCAGT Board Meetings schedule for the 2020-2021 school year is finalized.  We will be holding virtual meetings until further notice.  Send us an email if you would like to join us.  
September 17, 2020 -  6:30 to 8:00 PM
November 5, 2020 -  6:30 to 8:00 PM
January 14, 2021 -  6:30 to 8:00 PM
March 4, 2021 -  6:30 to 8:00 PM

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Benefits of Membership

CAGT is the leading voice for gifted education in Colorado. Through the vision and ongoing dedication of our members for more than 40 years, the programs that benefit over 68,000 gifted children today are a direct result of that support.  Join CAGT and lend your voice in helping to persuade policy makers that Coloradans care about gifted children and gifted education!

The Kaleidoscope, our quarterly electronic newsletter.

The Happenings, electronically provides monthly updates of GT events.

The membership year is from September 1 – August 31. CAGT offers three different types of membership.

What is an Affiliate?

When you choose an affiliate as part of your CAGT membership, you are connecting and supporting local people in your area who are volunteering time to make things better for gifted children and families. You will receive not only CAGT announcements, but also local information on programs or topics of interest to GT advocates. Some affiliates are more active then others and you do not have to live in the immediate area of your chosen affiliate.  DCAGT is the Douglas County Affiliate. 

CAGT Website

CAGT Membership Application


Becca Koster, President
Mano Paduri, Treasurer
Sara Seba, Secretary
Andy Levine, Membership
Jenn Stricklin, Communications  
Sande Ruggles, Community Liaison 
Heather Groff, DCSD Gifted Education Office
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