Gifted & Talented

Here at Denver Discovery School, advanced learners at DDS have access to many extension opportunities inside and outside of the classroom.

Karen Wagner supports our students and staff with a compilation of push in support in the general education classroom, curriculum compacting, enrichment opportunities, and extension projects. She supports all core teachers to ensure each and every staff member has the capacity to serve our varying levels of students through best practices in differentiation.

What’s Going on at DDS for our gifted learners

Letter of Intent to Test – English

Letter of Intent to Test – Spanish

Padlet of extensions for more challenging assignments. 

How can my student be identified as Gifted and Talented?

Gifted and Talented Cognitive Testing


The fall nomination window is now open for families who are seeking Gifted and Talented (GT) identification and/or placement at a Highly Gifted Magnet Site for their child. Interested families should submit this nomination form by October 14th. If you would like the GT Teacher to complete this form on your behalf, please contact Karen Wagner at  karen_wagner@dpsk12.org or (720) 663-0396.   

Gifted and Talented (GT) students are those learners whose abilities, talents, and/or potential are so exceptional that they require special provisions to meet their educational programming needs. To learn more about the characteristics of GT students, please click here.  

Pruebas Cognitivas para Superdotados y Talentosos

La ventana de nominaciones de otoño ya está abierta para las familias que buscan identificación y / o ubicación para estudiantes dotados y talentosos (GT) en un sitio Magnet para estudiantes altamente dotados para su hijo. Las familias interesadas deben enviar este formulario de nominación antes del 14 de octubre. Si desea que la maestra de GT complete este formulario en su nombre, por favor comuníquese con Karen Wagner a karen_wagner@dpsk12.org o (720) 663-0396.

Los estudiantes dotados y talentosos (GT) son aquellos estudiantes cuyas habilidades, talentos y / o potencial son tan excepcionales que requieren disposiciones especiales para satisfacer sus necesidades de programación educativa. Para conocer más sobre las características de los estudiantes de GT, haga clic aquí.

Enrichment Activities 

Would you student enjoy some additional challenges during remote learning? Please check out this Padlet for links to activities including coding, NASA STEM activities, Ted-Ed videos, and more!  

Actividades de Enriquecimiento

¿Su estudiante disfrutaría de algunos desafíos adicionales durante el aprendizaje remoto? ¡Consulte este Padlet para ver enlaces a actividades que incluyen codificación, actividades STEM de la NASA, videos de Ted-Ed y más!


Questions? Please reach out! 

  E-mail: karen_wagner@dpsk12.org
Phone: (720) 690-6195