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6100 S. Fulton Street
Englewood, CO 80111
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High Plains Elementary School and the Cherry Creek School District define gifted and talented students in accordance with the federal definition from the 1988 Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Act and the 1993 National Excellence Report.
Gifted and talented are:
·         Children and youth with outstanding talent who perform or show the potential for performing at remarkably high levels of accomplishment when compared with others of their age, experience, or environment.
·        These children and youth exhibit high performance capability in intellectual, creative, and/or artistic areas, may possess an unusual capacity for leadership, or excel in specific academic field.  They require services or activities not ordinarily provided by the schools.

Outstanding talents are present in children and youth from all cultural groups, across all economic strata, and in all areas of human endeavor.
High Plains utilizes research-based teaching strategies which provide opportunities for optimal learning ensuring students’ achievement at levels matching their abilities maximizing their potential. 

 ·        Flexible cluster grouping based on learning needs, readiness, and ability.

·        Compacted curriculum allowing students to advance to the next learning level when appropriate.
·        Accelerated mathematics classes in first through fifth grades utilizing flexible grouping based upon pre-assessment.
·        Differentiation of the content, process and product based upon student’s academic need and ability in all academic areas.
·        Enrichment opportunities before or after school providing opportunities which engage areas of interest or passion.

·        Discussion groups to provide affective support for social and emotional needs.


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Cherry Creek School District No. 5 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability in admission to its programs, services or activities, in access to them, in treatment of individuals, or in any aspect of their operations. The lack of English language skills shall not be a barrier to admission or participation in the district’s activities and programs. The Cherry Creek School District No. 5 also does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices. This notice is provided as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Questions, complaints, or requests for additional information regarding these laws may be forwarded to the designated compliance officer: District Compliance Officer or directly to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, Region VIII, Federal Office Building 1244 North Speer Blvd., Suite #310, Denver, CO 80204.

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