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.
Transportation will be provided to all GMP students who apply and are accepted beginning August 2020.
- First, you must apply for acceptance into the GMP of your choice. Upon acceptance, you may then request transportation to that school site.
- GMP APPLICATIONS MAY BE FOUND by clicking the link below or you may download an application and return it by mail.
- Please have your application completed and submitted by May 18, 2020.
- If more students apply for the GMP programs than can be accommodated, a lottery will be held to determine acceptance. As of April 23, 2020, D11 students will be considered for enrollment first; out of district students will be considered next, as per D11 Board policy.
- Once accepted into the GMP, you will be notified how to apply for transportation.
- Elementary students accepted into GMP will have the opportunity to ride a bus with access from their home vicinity to the GMP school of their choice - Fremont GMP or Stratton GMP.
- Middle School students accepted into GMP will be assigned transportation access by east and west boundaries. Students who live west of Union Blvd. may have transportation to West Middle School GMP. Students who live east of Union Blvd. may have transportation to Sabin Middle School GMP.
- More information and specific details about GMP transportation will be provided to families of accepted students.
GIFTED STUDENTS 3rd - 8th grade
have the opportunity to apply for our
Gifted Magnet Program
Application Deadlines Have Been Extended to May 18, 2020
This is an amazing opportunity for gifted students in the Pikes Peak region with long-term academic and social-emotional benefits.
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Download the Elementary GMP Application Descargue la aplicación Elementary GMP en Español
***Applications submitted after May 15 will 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:
- January 22, 2020 6-7 pm West Middle School
- January 30, 2020 6-7 pm Sabin Middle School
MS GMP shadowing appointments for February 3-February 28, 2020 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
- Elementary Parent Information Night for both Stratton and Fremont Elementaries, Thursday, February 27, 2020 6-7 p.m. in the D-11 Board Room (1115 N. El Paso St., 80903).
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)328-3400
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
Mark Hess, GT Programs Specialist, TOSA (719)520-2261 Mark.Hess@D11.org
1115 N. El Paso Street, Colorado Spring, CO 80903
Your child may be a perfect candidate for our gifted and talented program for gifted and high achieving 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.