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Gifted Education

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About the Office of Gifted Education

The Office of Gifted Education administers the state's Exceptional Children's Educational Act (ECEA) in the Colorado Revised Statutes.

Administrative Units (AUs) oversee and provide educational services to gifted students. An AU is defined as a school district, a board of cooperative educational services (BOCES), or the state Charter School Institute (CSI). The Office of Gifted Education provides AUs guidance for implementation of their gifted program plan and collaborates with the AU to monitor implementation of key requirements of ECEA.

Partnerships with gifted educators, students, families, organizations, and the Gifted Education State Advisory Committee contribute to implementation design and continued improvements in gifted education.


All Gifted students will accomplish challenging post-secondary work/force goals and become productive, creative citizens capable of succeeding in their area of strength.


Ensure gifted student growth and achievement through systems of support, programming and advocacy.


Equity & Excellence Conference

The virtual Equity and Excellence Learning Series is designed to catalyze conversations about resources and strategies to address the impacts of the pandemic on the learning and wellbeing of students and staff. The series is spread out over June 16-17, June 23-24 and August 4-6. Share this link with selected staff to register. Capacity for the Learning Series is limited and CDE encourages timely registration. Registration will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, June 9.



Gifted Education and COVID-19 Guidance:  resources and information for educators and families facing challenges as they support gifted learners during the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you are not able to access information on this site or need additional support, please contact the Office of Gifted Education Program Administrator