Boulder Valley School District

Gifted Education

BVSD Gifted and Talented (GT) services strive to develop our student's greatest abilities and make possible the discovery and pursuit of their dreams which, when fulfilled, will benefit us all. We provide a comprehensive and innovative approach to education and graduate successful, curious, lifelong learners who confidently confront the great challenges of their time.


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BVSD GT dept. 22-23 events and opportunities recap...


Project Talent Student Showcase!

On May the 4th, many BVSD students who worked on portfolios this school year showcased their talents! Examples included but were not limited to: artwork, videos, live demonstrations of talent (such as playing a music instrument, dance, karate, etc.). Additionally, students and other attendees got to enjoy taking part in spontaneous art creation in our creativity room, watching student films while enjoy lots of yummy treats in our film and food room, and moving and grooving in our silent disco dance room! It was a fun celebration of BVSD student talent! We look forward to doing it again next school year.

Click here to see pictures and videos of the event.


Celebrating other gifted-focused events and learning opportunities from the 2022-23 year:

  • In April, we gathered nearly 40 middle-school age students and their families for "GT Game Time!" This fun, informative event had GT students working in teams to play through the board game Forbidden Island while reflecting on their gifted traits; meanwhile, in the next room over, local GT-expert counselor Catherine Zakoian presented to families about supporting GT student social-emotional needs during middle school years.

  • Also in April, BVSD GT dept. partnered with Boulder Valley Gifted & Talented (BVGT) to present "Still Gifted After All These Years with Dr. Linda Silverman!" In this fantastic presentation, world-renown GT expert Dr. Silverman talked about the gifted experience throughout the lifespan. Check out the video, which is posted on BVGT's website.

  • Throughout the school year, we got some great suggestions for improvement from GT middle and high school students through our GT Youth Council. If your GT middle schooler or high schooler is interested in joining the GT Youth Council, then please fill out this brief interest survey (this is not an application - we will contact you and your student in the fall with more details).

  • We also heard valuable feedback from parents/caregivers through our Gifted Education Advisory Committee (GEAC), which met four times this school year. We will be sharing information in the fall if you would like to join GEAC for the 23-24 school year. 

  • We held several educational community-building opportunities for our BVSD GT Latinx Families (bilingual events).

  • We also offered several online asynchronous multi-week courses about meeting the needs of gifted students (open to anyone who was interested).

  • We provided "Advanced Differentiation Strategies" for BVSD teachers at every monthly Late Start Wednesday district professional development.

  • And we have provided numerous new gifted education resources on this website, such as our "Summer Camp and Opportunities" list, seasonal issues of our "In the Know" newsletter, "Let's Talk 2e" information videos, and our updated Family Handbook (see below).

If you are interested in joining the BVSD department email listserv, then email to request to join. We send out occasional emails promoting our events and sharing relevant information. 


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Click here for our GT-Friendly Summer Camp and Opportunities list for 2023! 

NOTE: This list, developed in partnership with Colorado Association for Gifted & Talented (CAGT) is for informational purposes only to help your family plan for summer break. BVSD does not endorse the programs and activities listed, except for our own summer programming.
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In the Know  is an e-newsletter sent out via the opt-in BVSD GT department listserv for anyone who wants to up-to-date announcements about GT in BVSD. To receive the newsletter, request to join the BVSD GT listserv by emailing

In case you missed it, here are some recent GT department newsletters:


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"Let's Talk 2e"  - This is a series of information sessions about how to support twice exceptional (or 2e) learners (students who receive both special education and gifted education services).


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If you are looking for specific information about a school's gifted education services or if you are interested in referring a student for gifted identification evaluation, then please contact the GT Advisor at your school.


Contact Us

Dr. Michelle DuBois
Gifted and Talented Coordinator

Doug Alexander
Gifted and Talented Instructional Specialist

Dr. Della Remack
Gifted and Talented Instructional Specialist