CHERRY CREEK GT, the Cherry Creek Association for Gifted and Talented, is the local affiliate of CAGT, the Colorado Association for Gifted and Talented. 

CAGT is the state affiliate of the National Association for Gifted Children.

Cherry Creek Schools’ GT Advisory Council

The purpose of the Cherry Creek GT Advisory Council is to offer a means for district and building level representatives to focus on the development and implementation of goals for Gifted Education and to provide a network for communication, support, and accountability.

This year our meetings will be held at middle schools throughout the district.

The dates and locations for the ​2016-2017 school year are as follows:
                   Thursday, October 6th – West Middle School
                   Thursday, December 8th – Sky Vista Middle School
                   Thursday, February 23rd – Prairie Middle School          
                   Thursday, April 20th – Liberty Middle School
All meetings will be from 5:00-6:30 pm.               
Anyone is welcome to attend the GT Advisory Council meetings. Every school in the district is urged to send a representative. School representatives have the opportunity to receive pertinent information from GT Advisory Council to take back to buildings.
We would like to invite gifted students into the conversation.  The four meetings will be designed to include the voices of the children who are our focus.  If you have a formally-identified gifted child who is willing to participate, we would be delighted to have him/her join us for any of the meetings.
 For information please call: 720-554-5052

More information at:  Cherry Creek Schools GT Advisory Council


Parent Institute at the Colorado Association for Gifted and Talented Conference, 2016: 

On Monday evening, October 10, 2016, please join us for the Annual Parent Institute. This is a time for parents, guardians, and educators interested in gifted children to come together to hear national experts share their knowledge and answer some of your questions.
Check-In/Registration: 6:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Exhibitor Hall opened: 6:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Panel/Questions: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.The fee is $20 per person or $20 for two adults from the same household.
Embassy Suites Loveland, 4705 Clydesdale Parkway, Loveland, CO 80538
Register at http://www.cvent.com/events/parent-institute-2016/event-summary-25dbdd4b42bb41ba8081d5a522234497.aspx

Colorado Association for Gifted and Talented (CAGT) Conference:

“Create, Innovate, Inspire”


Come join us on October 10 and 11, 2016 for our 39th Annual Conference with Keynote Speakers: Ian Byrd, Patty Gatto-Walden, Ph.D., Brian Housand, Ph.D. and student, Ella Hushka (click here for speaker bios)


2016 Conference Pricing

Two-day early bird special pricing: $280.00 until September 10, 2016.

After early bird: $295.00 for two days;

One-day (Monday or Tuesday only) early bird special pricing: $180.00 until September 10, 2016.

After early bird: $195.00 for one day.

Don’t forget to join us for Creativity Night ($12), Parent Institute ($20) and Leadership Forum ($20).

Embassy Suites Loveland, 4705 Clydesdale Pkwy, Loveland, CO 80538

TEACHERS: Please remember that all Professional Development certificates are tied to hours, you may not pick a certificate up until 4:15 p.m. To receive your PD certificate you must pick it up yourself and have your name tag with you.  No certificates will be provided early, after the conference ends or mailed to you.

Future Conference Dates:  October 16 and 17, 2017 and October 22 and 23, 2018 at the Embassy Suites Loveland.

Our Annual State Conference is held every October in the Denver Metro area.  This professional conference has an annual attendance of 700 educators, administrators and parents.During the Annual Conference there is also a Parent Institute and a Leadership Forum.


Now available: 2015 CAGT Conference - Presenters Slides and Handouts



Free Online trainings about 2E,


Twice-Exceptional Students:


Gifted Students with Disabilities

This class is offered to those who want to learn more about gifted students with disabilities, including:  Special educators, Gifted educators, General educators, Specialized service providers, Administrators, Counselors/psychologists/social workers, and parents.


These classes provide information about the characteristics and needs of gifted students with disabilities, as well as planning and instructional strategies, and practice in how to use existing structures, such as MTSS, to support coordinated services. Case studies are a part of each class. Graduate credit is available.

Contact   303.866.6414




Cherry Creek GT thanks Rebecca Lopez for sharing her presentation about Twice Exceptional students.

Click the link below for her slideshow.

The Multi-Faceted, Twice Exceptional Child 

Twice-Exceptional learners are formally identified as having a learning disability, emotional disorder, communication disorder, and/or physical disability AND are also formally identified as gifted in one or more areas including intellectual ability, specific academic ability, or are recognized for extraordinary talent in creative and/or artistic areas or leadership.

Email contact for Rebecca Lopez: rlopez25@cherrycreekschools.org

More information at:  Cherry Creek Schools Twice-Exceptional


Materials from all Cherry Creek GT Parent Institutes are archived on our Events page.

We take your ideas and comments seriously.  Email us with questions, topics you’d like to see, and feedback.

The Gifted Education Bill, HB 14-1102, has passed!  HB 14-1102 will increase excellence and equity in gifted education across the state! 


For more information about HB 14-1102, visit:

Fiscal Note for the Bill

Congratulations to Jenna Lin and Math Pi-O-Neers!

Congratulations to Jenna Lin, board member and founder of Math Pi-O-Neers, for winning the 2013 NASA Summer of Innovation Award!  Math Pi-O-Neers offers a variety of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) summer camps at several locations.



Given that all children have a right

to develop their full potential,


Cherry Creek GT’s Mission is to:

    • foster an understanding of gifted and talented (GT) learners and their exceptional needs;
    • advocate for appropriate GT services and programming through partnership with educators, parents, administrators, legislators, and the general public; and
    • work collaboratively with the Cherry Creek School District’s Board of Education, administration, educators, and families to serve gifted learners who reside within the school district’s boundaries.


Cherry Creek GT’s Goals are to: 

  • be an inclusive organization that is service driven and solution focused;
  • nurture positive communication and partnerships between all stakeholders in the Cherry Creek School District, including GT educators, families, and administrators;
  • advocate for, and support, GT legislation, resources, services, and programming that embody excellence and equity; and
  • educate the public about the unique needs of gifted children through outreach events, publications, and networking opportunities.


We are an affiliate of the Colorado Association for Gifted and Talented (CAGT).  CAGT is a membership-based nonprofit that sponsors a large annual conference, as well as an evening Parent Institute event and Legislative Day at the Capitol.

CAGT website: www.coloradogifted.org

CAGT is the local affiliate of the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC), with a membership of over 7,000 nationwide.  NAGC sponsors a national convention every fall.  NAGC website:  www.nagc.org


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