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Gifted and Talented+

The following classes are full:

  • Children Around the World (Grades 2-3)
  • Parade of Parks (Grades 2-3)
  • Bodyworks (Grades 4-5)
  • Renaissance Children Unite (Grades 4-5)

Applications for all other classes will be accepted until the classes are filled. The 1st grade and middle school (grades 7-10) classes currently have the greatest availability.

Please fill out one application per child. Students requiring scholarship assistance may still apply but will be waitlisted. 

2016 GT+ Class Descriptions 

For 35 years, Colorado College has offered this three-week summer program for gifted elementary school students. Beginning in 2016, students entering grades one through ten 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!


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 Aid

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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2016 GT+ Important Information

Dates: June 6 - June 24, 2016

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 11:50 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: Tuesday March 1, 2016 (call after this date). Non-refundable registration fee of $25 is 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 15th.

Once your child's acceptance into the program is confirmed, the tuition balance of $325 is due on April 1 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.

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

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Refund Policy: 

Requests received by April 1: full refund, not including $25 non-refundable registration fee.

Requests received by May 1: refund of whatever amount has been paid to date up to $250, not including $25 non-refundable registration fee.


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. Funquest registration begins March 14 on a first come, first served basis. Campers attending GT+ or Whiz Bang Science in the morning will need to pack a lunch every day to be eaten at FunQuest.
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 $95. The weekly tuition for CC family campers attending FunQuest for a 1/2 day is $85.
Contact Chris Warfield, FunQuest Director, at 719-389-7217 for details!