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Gifted and Talented+

Next year's Gifted and Talented+ program is scheduled for June 11–29, 2018. Please visit this page again in January 2018 to apply online. Application deadline is March 2, 2018. All students are welcome to apply for the GT+ program regardless of whether they have been formally identified as gifted and talented.

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. 

Please fill out one application per child. Do not apply unless your child can attend the entire 3-week program.

2017 GT+ Class Descriptions 2016 Beneath Our Feet Christopher Deoki

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 10 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. Learn more about our GT+ teachers!


Download the GT+ Credit Card Payment Information Form

Tuition for the Colorado College GT+ Summer Program is $350, which includes a $25 non-refundable registration fee. Based on parent feedback, we adjusted our start and end time to better suit working parents. This resulted in an increase of 40 minutes of instruction time. In addition, we will be providing a chaperone escort from GT+ to FunQuest for kids who sign up for FunQuest. We would also like you to know that 10% of your tuition covers scholarships for kids in need of financial assistance.

Please do not apply if you cannot commit your child to attend for the ENTIRE three week program.

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 the child is on free or reduced lunch. Evidence includes a letter from the building principal or copies of paperwork submitted to a school.  All information will remain confidential and shredded upon receipt.

Mailing address for registration fee and tuition:

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

Video from 2014 Shakespeare Performance In this class children create costumes, stage props, and act in a Shakespeare play or scenes from several plays.

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2018 GT+ Important Information

Dates: June 11 - June 29, 2018

Time: 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.

Location: Palmer Hall, Colorado College (#28 on the Campus Map)

Tuition: $350 (includes $25 non-refundable registration fee)

Deadline to Apply: March 2, 2018. Some classes are already full, but please call or email us for information on classes that may still have availability, or to be placed on a wait list. A non-refundable registration fee of $25 should be prepaid within one week of submitting the online application for all applicants. All applicants are considered at the same time after the deadline, provided all documentation and non-refundable registration fees have been received. We will confirm acceptance to the program by March 31st, reserving the right to adjust class rosters as needed depending on enrollment levels at each grade level.

Once your child's acceptance into the program is confirmed, the tuition balance is due by May 31 unless you have requested scholarship assistance. Alternatively, you may arrange for two additional installment payments of $150 due on April 1st, and $175 due on May 1st. 

Download the GT+ Credit Card Payment Information Form

Mailing Address

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

Our Physical Address (bring cash payments here):
Mierow House
1107 N. Cascade Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

FunQuest Day Camp Option for Afternoons

Looking for additional activities for your kids each day following our Children Summer Programs? Learn more about Colorado College's FunQuest day camp Children aged 6 to 12 are eligible to participate in FunQuest. Please note that there is a separate application process and fees related to FunQuest, available at the website link above.  Campers attending GT+ or Whiz Bang Science in the morning will need to pack a lunch every day to be eaten at FunQuest.  Because FunQuest takes full-day field trips every Wednesday, plan for your child to spend the whole day at FunQuest or make arrangements to transport your child from GT+/WBS to the afternoon field trip site on Wednesdays
The registration fee for campers is $60 and discounts may apply. The weekly tuition for non-CC family campers attending FunQuest for a 1/2 day is $100. The weekly tuition for CC family campers attending FunQuest for a 1/2 day is $90. 
Contact Chris Warfield, FunQuest Director, at 719-389-7217 for details!