Cache La Poudre Elementary

Main Hours:8:55am-3:40pm
Phone: 970-488-7600 Fax: 970-488-7676 Attendance Line: 970-490-3070
3511 W. County Rd. 54 G La Porte CO 80535

Gifted and Talented


Cache la Poudre Elementary, An IB World School

School’s Gifted & Talented Website  Click here for  40 book challenge

Overview of Gifted Program

** International Baccalaureate offers avenues of inquiry, appropriate assessment measures, and opportunities to meet the affective needs and strengths of gifted students.

**The gifted program at CLPE consists of differentiation and enrichment that occurs within each student’s homeroom.  GT students will meet once a week by grade level with the GT coordinator for a book club as well as activities that will meet social/emotional needs.

Gifted & Talented Site Coordinator

Nikki Mosley

Structure (Grouping of Gifted Learners)

Gifted students have the opportunity to collaborate with other gifted learners within the classroom.  

Enrichment Opportunities for gifted learners during school

Gifted students in grades 3,4,5 meet with the gifted coordinator once a week.

Enrichment Opportunities for gifted learners after school

Opportunities may include:

Lego-Robotics, Chess Club, Spanish Club, Art Club, Student Council, Choir, Little Kids Rock (parent sponsors are needed for some activities to be offered – also, class-size limits may apply)

Affective programming

Students will be provided time to discuss affective issues. Topics may include: self-advocacy, perfectionism, study skills, organization, etc.

Content Extensions

GT students will use appropriately leveled novels, advanced Treasures materials, and extended spelling and math lessons. Classroom teachers will differentiate for GT students.

Differentiation for gifted in the regular classroom

The IB program provides opportunities for differentiation including individual projects, as well as the 5th grade IB Exhibtion.  IB also allows for self-directed learning, thinking, research and communication.

Teachers will group gifted learners together in the classroom for some parts of instruction and learning.

Acceleration Opportunities

All grade levels will be given advanced enrichment opportunities in math and reading.