Student Support » Gifted and Talented

Gifted and Talented

Flagstaff Academy is committed to providing support for all students to reach their potential. The mission of our gifted programming is to provide identified students with rigorous, engaging, and challenging educational opportunities which are responsive to their individual strengths and needs so that they will achieve academic and personal growth commensurate with their abilities.

The students in the Gifted and Talented program experience training in creativity, critical thinking, problem solving, and logic.



Affective/Social Emotional Learning

  • Renzulli Learning
  • Affective Jacob’s Ladder Reading Comprehension Program 
  • Mark Hess Social & Emotional Curriculum for Gifted Students (3rd-5th grade) 
  • 7Mindsets (school wide) 
  • Advanced math classes (3rd-8th grade)
  • Envisions 2.0 Enrichment for GT students (Kindergarten-5th grade)
  • Noetic Learning Math Competition (2nd-5th grade) MathCounts Competition (6th-8th grade)
Critical Thinking
  • Primary Education Thinking Skills Curriculum (K-3rd grade)
  • Future Problem Solvers (4th-8th grade)
  • Jacob’s Ladder Reading Comprehension Program 
  • Honors Level ELA (6th-8th grade)
  • Enrichment
  • Destination Imagination Early Learning Rising Stars (K-2nd grade)
  • Destination Imagination (3rd-5th grade)


Students may be nominated for the gifted and talented program at any grade level by teachers, counselors, and parents. All second grade students will be screened for GT services. Screening will be completed in the fall of each school year. Notification will go out to parents in advance of the screening dates.


Flagstaff Academy follows the protocols designated by St. Vrain School District in identifying gifted students. Criteria to identify gifted and talented students shall be established in the Board-approved program for the gifted and talented. The criteria shall be specific to the state definition of gifted and talented and shall ensure the fair assessment of students with special needs, such as the culturally different, the economically disadvantaged, and students with disabilities.

Questions about our Gifted and Talented program? Contact Kahlie Benz, Gifted and Talented Teacher at kbenz[email protected]