Parent Resource Page


GT Parent Council will continue the Parent and Community information nights, with a focus on parenting intense and creative youth, developing and measuring leadership qualities, and supporting your student in developing meaningful goals.

Hosted at The Creamery Arts Center in Hotchkiss, presentations will begin at 6pm, with plenty of time for questions and sharing, ending at 8 pm. Please mark the follwoing dates on your calendar.

December 3, 2018 - Intense & Creative Parenting

January 14, 2019 - Leadership

March 18, 2019 - Goals and your gifted student

Last year, the DSCD GT Parent Council sponsored three informative evenings, gathering parents of gifted students together to learn, share and support one another. We explored Creativity, Gfited Brain research, learned about the Rainforest MInd. We are excited to continue this fun work together.

Some exciting projects have come out of this Parent Council collaboration, including the Gifted and Talented Showcase, an opportunity for students to share their learning and talents. Download the 2016 GT Showcase edition of the newsletter to see some great projects and performances.

Please consider serving as a representative for your school community and help grow our GT program in a positive direction. Contact Jodeen Stephenson to become involved.

View archived notes, presentations and agendas from past meetings.


January 25, 2016 PowerPoint and notes.

March 2016 PowerPoint with notes

September 2016 PowerPoint

Archives:Agenda March 2014, Meeting notes February 2015, October 2105

Meetingnotes October 2014, Meeting notes October 2015

The GT Parent Council meets once a year to reflect on the needs of the District’s identified gifted & talented students and their parents, recommending actions to improve gifted programming and opportunities.

Beginning in 2016, parents, district administration, gifted educators and others worked together to develop a 4--year Comprehensive Program Plan, which is now posted on the CDE website. Click here to view DCSD's 2020 Plan.



GT Parent Handbook and Brochure

Do you have questions about Gifted Identification and Programming in Delta County Schools? Click here to download our brief informational brochure!

Learn about more in-depth questions by downloading the GT Parent Handbook here.

Beginning of the 18/19 Year Parent Information Letter

GT Newsletter Archive

Archived -April 2017 - Elementary Programs; March 2017 - Cedarege High School; February 2017 Delta Middle School; April 2016 - Elementary Students reflect on Gt programs;January 2016 (Delta HS), December 2015 (MS), October 2014, April 2015, May 2015 (Showcase edition)



Parent Resources at Gifted Guru .com

Lisa Van Gemert has posted a number of intriguing resources for parents on her site Gifted

View her Parents Bill of RightsForget your Perfect Offering

& more at


Books for Parenting Gifted Students

A Parents Guide to Gifted Teens: Living with Intense and Creative Adolescents


The Gifted Teens Survival Guide: Smart, Sharp and ready for (Alomost) Anything

are both available for checkout from Jodeen or your school Site Coordinator


An Evening with Jim Delisle - Author of Parenting Gifted Children Invest about an hour to gain inspiration about working with your gifted child.

Click below to view Jim's presentation on Gifted and Teenage, Too for insights into parenting gifted teens.



SENG - Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted

Gifted children can be delightful yet challenging bundles of energy, ideas and emotions. Learn more about these unique needs and some great strategies to keep everyone working together. Visit here for more information and links to support your gifted student.

Parents need support, too!

Raising healthy and well-adjusted children can be a challenge, and gifted children have a whoe set of extra characteristics. SENG is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating parents, teachers and students to meet their best potential. If you are interested in participating or organizing a structured SENG parent support group, please contact Jodeen Stephenson.

Click here to learn about online parent SENG support groups.


Students workign with Architect

Community member Bob McHugh designs building ideas with a group of students interested in architecture.


Enrichment Opportunities for Gifted Students

Western Colorado Association for Gifted and Talented

Stanford University EPGY Redbird Advanced Online Mathematics Courses

• National Research Center on G/T - University of Connecticut

• Davidson Institute for Talent Development

DCSD Disagreement Resolution Process

Occasionally, parents and schools disagree about identification or programming decisions regarding a student. If this should arise, DCSD has adopted the attached process and policy for resolving those issues. Download the DCSD Disagreement Resolution Process

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Delta County Special Services • 1002 Hastings St. • Delta, CO • 81416

Phone: (970) 874-7607 • FAX: (970) 874- 9505

Sandie Jungers - Special Services Director • Jodeen Stephenson - GT Coordinator

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