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Gifted and Talented Plus

June 11–29, 2018
8:45 am - 11:45 am, Monday - Friday
A three-week summer program in June for students entering grades 1 through 11 in the fall. 

All students are welcome to apply for the GT+ program regardless of whether they have been formally identified as gifted and talented. 

2018 GT+ Class Descriptions 

Please note that the following classes are now full: 

Around the World in 15 Days (grades 2-3)
Blast Off (grade 1)
Caring for Critters (grades 6-8)
Castles and Dragons (grades 2-3)
Into the Deep Blue Sea (grades 4-5)
Gist for Fun! (grades 4-5): 2 sessions offered
New York, New York (grades 5-7)
Write On! (grades 3-4): Cancelled

Classes still accepting applications:

Museum of Me (grades 1-2)
Random Acts (grades 9-11)

2018 GT+ Online Application

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Start and End Times, Location

8:45 AM to 11:45 am, Monday through Friday. Parent drop-off is from 8:30-8:45 AM; Parent pick-up begins at 11:45 am and runs until finished - approximately 10-15 minutes. Classes take place at Palmer Hall, Colorado College (see Campus Map)

Program Description

In 2018, Colorado College enters its 43rd year of offering this three-week summer program for gifted elementary school and now middle and high school students. Students entering grades 1 through 11 next August are eligible for these courses, which are designed to challenge their intellectual and creative abilities. Children accepted into the GT+ program will attend one of our fun and engaging classes each morning for three weeks in June, Mon.-Fri. 

The program brings to the campus teachers who are experienced and skilled in working with gifted children and who are well educated in their fields. Each teacher has a graduate teaching assistant to help provide the individual attention that gifted children need. 

2018 GT+ Class Descriptions New in 2018: class available for students entering grade 11!

Gifted and Talented+ Teachers

Application Instructions and Deadline

Application Deadline: March 2, 2018. 

Please fill out one application per child. Do not apply unless your child can attend the entire 3-week program. Your child's application is not considered 100% until you have submitted your electronic signature.

We will confirm acceptance to the overall program by March 31st, reserving the right to adjust class rosters as needed depending on enrollment levels at each grade level.

If your child is interested in a class that is already full, they may be given either their second choice of class or placed on a wait list. Applications for all other classes will be accepted until the classes are filled. All applicants are considered at the same time after the deadline, provided all documentation and non-refundable registration fees have been received. 

Once your child's acceptance into the program is confirmed, the tuition balance is due by May 31 unless you have requested scholarship assistance. Or, after paying the $25 non-refundable registration fee you may arrange for two additional installment payments of $150 due on April 1st, and $175 due on May 1st. To pay via credit card, download the GT+ credit card information form and mail or bring the completed form to one of the addresses below.

Tuition, Financial Assistance, and Refund Policy

Tuition

Tuition for the Colorado College GT+ Summer Program is $350, which includes a $25 non-refundable registration fee. 10% of your full-price tuition covers scholarships for kids in need of financial assistance. We would also like you to know that we provide a chaperone escort from GT+ to FunQuest for kids who sign up for FunQuest (additional application and fee for FQ).

To pay via credit card, download the GT+ credit card information form and mail or bring the completed form to one of the addresses below.

Financial Assistance

We are delighted to offer financial assistance to those learners in need. Our financial assistance is based on whether a child is receiving free or reduced lunch at school. Please note: You must provide evidence that your child is on free or reduced lunch. Evidence can be documentation from the school district, or a letter from the building principal.  All information will remain confidential and paperwork will be shredded after the program is under way.

Refund Policy

If your child is not able to attend due to unforeseen circumstances, please submit your request before June 1 for a refund of tuition paid, less the $25 registration fee.

Mailing Address

Colorado College
Education Dept. / Attn: GT+
14 E. Cache la Poudre St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Physical Address for bringing cash payments or other documentation in person

Mierow House
1107 N Cascade Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Campus Map