ALL GIFTED STUDENTS 3rd - 8th grade
have the opportunity to apply for our
Gifted Magnet Program
This is an amazing opportunity for gifted students 
that is unique to southern Colorado with fantastic and long-term
academic and social-emotional benefits.
Download an application for 2017-2018 and 
GMP School Site Information
Fremont Elementary: (719)328-5600  5110 El Camino Dr., Colorado Springs, CO 80918
Stratton Elementary: (719)328-3400  2460 Paseo Rd., Colorado Springs, CO 80907
Sabin Middle School: (719)328-7000  3605 N. Carefree Cir., Colorado Springs, CO 80917
West Middle School:  (719)328-3900  1920 W. Pikes Peak Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80904

District 11 Gifted & Talented Office
Kristin Balsick, GT Facilitator (719)520-2463
Hillary Charles, GT Administrative Assistant (719)520-2464
1115 N. El Paso Street, Colorado Spring, CO 80903
FAX: 719-520-2386
You are invited to our Middle School & Elementary School informational meetings:
Meetings have concluded for the 2016-17 school year.
Please call the the District 11 GT Office or the school you are interested in for more information.

Your child may be a perfect candidate for our self-contained gifted and talented program for gifted students in grades 3-8!  We have two elementary sites at Stratton Elementary and Fremont Elementary and two middle school sites at Sabin and West Middle School. An application is required and acceptance of eligible students is granted on a first-come, first-served basis.


Curriculum and instruction in the magnet program uses the state standards as a springboard toward advanced programming.  Teachers deliver instruction by differentiating content, process and product, emphasizing complexity, multiple perspectives, ethical real-world issues, critical and creative thinking,  problem-based learning and leadership/learning styles in a conducive learning environment.  The program focuses on interdisciplinary units, in a more in-depth approach with smaller class sizes at the elementary level.  Possible themes that may be covered include change, conflict, adaptation, form/function, systems, perspective, patterns and independence vs. interdependence


 View our Power Point Presentation of the GMP at Elementary School here:
 View our Presentation of the GMP at Middle School here:


West Middle School Website -

Sabin Middle School Website -


​​​Mission and Vision

The District 11 Gifted Magnet Program understands and fosters the unique academic and emotional needs of gifted students. Students will learn to problem solve, develop creative products, display intellectual curiosity, and analyze and evaluate ideas.  We will provide rigorous, engaging, interdisciplinary and thematic instruction, social and emotional education specific to the needs of gifted students, and opportunities for community responsibility and involvement.