Phone: 719.328.3631


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelors of Science English Education Masters in Teaching Arts and Humanities In progress: PhD in Educational Leadership, Research, and Policy

Ms. Leslie Rutberg

About Me
Subjects taught Gifted and Talented Resource Teacher
Levels Taught 6-12
Position G&T Teacher High School

CU Succeed and CU Platinum coordinator

AP and Pre-AP Contact


I have been teaching at the middle school, high school, and university level for 27 years. My content focus has been English, Pre-AP English, creative writing, journalism, and business communications. My focus, for the last ten years, has been on gifted education and talent development. 

Activities & Interests
My passions are reading, writing, long distance running, swimming, and being outdoors as much as possible! I also love to cook and feed people.My biggest love is spending time with my boys, my family, and my friends. 

Contact Information
Phone 719-328-3631

Schedule an Appointment with Leslie Rutberg on the Coronado Counseling Website -


2022-23 School year

Assisting and serving Coronado's GT population is my primary goal, but I also coordinate or am the first point of contact for the following programs:  Advanced Placement and CU Succeed, CU Platinum dual enrollment. Please reach out to me via email or phone to schedule a conversation or a meeting. This year I hope to bring evening programs to parents and students that cover the following topics: the teenage brain, anxiety, Mindset, organization and test-taking, and overexcitabilities.

Please do not hesitate to reach out with your questions! I look forward to meeting you.

  • AP Exam   

    May 2 - May 13, 2022 - Online registration will occur August through October 11.  School District 11 is committed to providing access and funding to all students who wish to take an AP exam.   Registration information through AP College Board will be distributed to all AP students, and students  "join" the AP course in order to access AP resource materials. Students will have an opportunity by October 4 to proceed with taking the AP exam or not. Please have students contact their AP teacher if they need access to their course join code or inquire of Mrs. Schulzki at

    All students taking the second semester AP Microeconomics course will register for their AP course and exam in January when they begin their course - a join code with be distributed to them in January and they will have until the beginning of March to join the course and register for their AP Micro exam. The will be no late fees assessed by College Board to register for this course second semester.

     CU Succeed - UCDenver and UCCS


    The CU Succeed Program collaborates with high schools all over Colorado to give students the opportunity to gain exposure to actual college courses.  Students enroll in University of Colorado (Denver or UCCS) courses, but are taught and located at Coronado High School, at a reduced rate (52$ per credit at UCCS/77$ per credit at UCDenver). This year we have added UCPueblo courses (D11 covers the cost of these courses). Courses and grades appear on a CU transcript and are transferable and articulate at colleges and universities in and out of Colorado. These courses come at quite a savings to students and parents! This is a dual enrollment option.  

    Gifted and Talented - Advanced Learning Plans  

    The goal of an Advanced Learning Plan (ALP)  is to give every identified student the opportunity to participate in creating goals that are personalized and useful.  As the district high schools roll out the ALP, all documents related will be sent through Naviance to identified Gifted Students. . Please click on the Gifted and Talented tab on the menu to the left for more information.

    What Are Advanced Learning Plans?

    Colorado law requires an Advanced Learning Plan (ALP)  -  

     Advanced Learning Plans (ALPs) are . . .“a written record of gifted and talented programming utilized with each gifted child and considered in educational planning and decision making.”From: Colorado Department of Education, 22-20-103.  For the GT student, ALPs serve as a strength-based goal-setting enterprise. The key term here is strength-based. ALP goals are connected to the student’s identified area(s) of strength – verbal, non-verbal, and quantitative. From improving TCAP scores in one’s areas of strength to mentorship, independent projects, job-shadowing, research, and advanced studies classes, ALP goals serve as a means to enrich and develop the students’ gifted strengths.

    Here is the timeframe to complete the online ALP**  All ALP's are tied to ICAP this year and will be completed on Naviance.  Emails and instructions will be provided to Gifted and Talented students.

    ** Failure to complete the ALP on Naviance/ICAP by the specified deadlines listed above will indicate that the student is choosing not to participate in the ALP goal setting activity for the current school year.  The student will still be able to receive gifted and talented services, but will not have a formal ALP written.