GIFTED MAGNET PROGRAM (GMP)
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.
ALL GIFTED STUDENTS 3rd - 8th grade
have the opportunity to apply for our
ALL DAY, SELF-CONTAINED
Gifted Magnet Program
This is an amazing opportunity for gifted students
that is unique to southern Colorado with long-term academic and social-emotional benefits.
Download an application for 2018-2019
Elementary GMP Application Deadline: April 6, 2018
Middle School GMP Application Deadline: February 5, 2018
***Applications turned in after the deadline will still be considered if space is available.***
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
You are invited to our Middle School & Elementary School GMP information meetings:
Parent Information Night for Middle School GMP:
- January 9, 2018 West Middle School 6:00pm-7:00pm
- January 11, 2018 Sabin Middle School 6:00pm-7:00pm
MS GMP shadowing appointments for January 12-February 2, 2018 are being scheduled now. Please contact the Gifted Resource Teacher at each school site to make an appointment.
- Sabin MS Becky Marsh, GRT Rebecca.Marsh@D11.org (719)328-7075
- West MS Beth Graber, GRT Elizabeth.Graber@D11.org (719)328-4926
Parent Information Night for Elementary GMP:
- February 13, 2018 Stratton Elementary 5:30-6:30pm
- February 15, 2018 Fremont Elementary 5:30-6:30pm
Elementary GMP shadowing appointments can be made by calling the Gifted Resource Teacher at each school site:
- Fremont Elementary Melissa Phillips, GRT Melissa.Phillips@D11.org (719)328-5600
- Stratton Elementary Beth Graber, GRT Elizabeth.Graber@D11.org (719)328-4926
Please call the the District 11 GT Office or the school you are interested in, for more information.
District 11 Gifted & Talented Office
Kristin Balsick, GT Facilitator (719)520-2463 Kristin.Balsick@D11.org
Celeste Blake, GT Programs Specialist, TOSA (719)520-2261 Celeste.Blake@D11.org
1115 N. El Paso Street, Colorado Spring, CO 80903
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.