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September 25, 2023

Parent Education Series
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Thank you to everyone who joined us for our first Parent Education Meeting! 

Lynn Saltzgaver, Director of Advanced Academic and Gifted Services, presented "Advanced Learning Plans in Adams 12."   

This presentation covered the Adams 12 Advanced Learning Plan (ALP), including the purpose of an ALP, writing ALP goals which highlight the Colorado Essential Skills, and ways parents and students can participate in the ALP process. 

You can see the slides from this presentation HERE

Talking points for discussing ALP goals

For those interested in hearing Jenny Hecht's Oct. 3 virtual presentation that was mentioned during the talk, you can find more info HERE.

October 23, 2023

Leadership/Liaison Meeting

Our next leadership meeting will be a combination leadership and liaison meeting.  This meeting is for our current leadership team as well as our school liaisons and any parent interested in the liaison position.  The meeting is in-person at the ESC on Monday, Oct. 23, 6:30-8:30pm.  You can see more details and RSVP HERE.  We are always looking for parents who would like to get more involved in the Adams 12 GT community and new faces are always welcome!

The leadership meeting is also an easy opportunity to meet our 2023-24 Executive Board: Viviane Del Pizzo (President), Jill Cables (President-Elect), Carianne Colwell (Treasurer), and Joanne Bliss (Secretary).  You can learn more about our board members (and see what we look like!) on our About Us page.  We hope to meet you soon!

October 5, 2023

Social Hour
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One of the key goals of the Adams 12 GT Parents Group is to cultivate a strong and supportive community among the Adams 12 GT parent community.  To help parents find support and a feeling of belonging, we host informal meet-ups for parents of gifted and talented students in our district.   Our next social hour will be a virtual meeting on Thursday, October 5 at 6:00pm.  See the SignUp for details and to let us know you are coming! 

If you are in need of support but these times or location do not work for you, please email and we can set up a virtual or in-person meetup that works for you.

Imagine, Believe, Grow

CAGT Student Art Contest

During the 2023 CAGT Conference, CAGT would like to showcase gifted student talent.  Students who attend any K-12 school or homeschool can create their artistic interpretation of the conference theme, Imagine, Believe, Grow, and share it with us this fall at CAGT’s Annual Conference, October 8-10, 2023. 


Accepted artwork will be displayed at the John Q Hammons Conference Center at the Embassy Suites in Loveland for conference participants to view and vote on their favorites.  The 1st place winner from each age division will receive a cash prize.  Submissions are due by Sept. 11, 2023.  See the flyer for all rules and guidelines.

New to GT?
Do you have a newly-identified GT student?


We know parents who are new to the world of GT often have many questions about what GT identification will mean for their child.  If you are unsure where to start, check out these short videos for parents of newly-identified GT students and look over the other resources available on our page.  If you have other questions, we are here to help!  Just send us an email at  Welcome!

Stay Connected
Get involved!


Did you know that all of our parent education meetings, Super Saturday's, MS activities, and field trips are planned and coordinated by parents like you? In order to continue providing these programs for you and your children, we need your help! Please become involved in your child's education by volunteering to help with an Adams 12 GT Parents Group event or by attending one of our monthly Leadership meetings to learn about GT resources and updates and plan events for Adams 12 GT families.  You can see all the current events in our latest newsletter.  Please contact us with your questions at

Build Community
Support GT programs in your school!


The school district and the A12GTPG will continue to build the "school liaison" program to strengthen communication to families and to build our GT community.  Each liaison has the opportunity to join meetings during the school year where district staff, the A12GTPG and other Liaisons gather to discuss how to best bring resources to our schools, GT students and their families. Help us move forward GT programming in your school!​

GT en Español

El distrito escolar de Adams 12 tiene muchos estudiantes GT de familias de habla hispana. Si tiene preguntas sobre el grupo de padres de estudiantes GT o algún otra pregunta relacionada a su estudiante GT, y se siente más cómodo hablando en español, complete el formulario de contacto y nuestro representante hispano le responderá a su pregunta.


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Additional Resources

At Your School

Not sure where to get help at your school? A good place to start is with your school's GT Advocate or Coordinator. 

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It Makes Cents

Does your school need more funds for additional GT programming? A12GTPG has an In-School Grants Program.  The application window for 2022-23 is now closed but look for additional opportunities in the 2023-2024 school yar. 

Beyond Our District

Did you know that A12GTPG is an affiliate of CAGT? CO Association for GT (CAGT) has a wealth of information, including weekly live chats, informational recordings, and more. Check them out!

Families of Color

Sesion Informativa sobre Dotados y Talentosos -- GT Leaders of Color and Allies formed in 2019 to connect and support educators and families of color within the field of GT education.  Follow them on Facebook to learn more.  

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