• 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
    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 2018-19

    Elementary GMP Application Deadline: April 6, 2018

    SPANISH Elementary GMP Application 2018-19

    Middle School GMP Application 2018-19

    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     (719)328-7075
    • West MS      Beth Graber, GRT   (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        (719)328-5600
    • Stratton Elementary      Beth Graber, GRT         (719)328-4926

    Please call the the District 11 GT Office or the school you are interested in, for more information.

    Elementary GMP Power Point

    Middle School GMP Power Point


    District 11 Gifted & Talented Office

    Kristin Balsick, GT Facilitator (719)520-2463

    Celeste Blake, GT Programs Specialist, TOSA (719)520-2261

    1115 N. El Paso Street, Colorado Spring, CO 80903
    FAX: 719-520-2386

    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.