General Information

PARENT RESOURCES

“The Colorado Parent Information and Resource Center (CPIRC) works with Colorado schools, districts, parents and organizations to give parents and education professionals information and resources so that families can participate in their children’s academic success.”  Please visit the CPIRC website at http://www.cpirc.org/

“The Colorado Statewide Parent Coalition (CSPC) provides training and technical assistance to parents and educators and enhances their abilities to establish effective home/school partnerships in order to increase student achievement. The primary goal of the CSPC is to close the achievement gap and increase graduation rates for students who come from historically under-represented families.”  Please visit the CSPC website http://www.coparentcoalition.org

EDUCATOR EFFECTIVENESS

Agate School District has adopted the State Model Evaluation System.

The school district’s/BOCES written evaluation system, as required by section 22-9-106 (1), C.R.S., is “not yet available”.

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form.

To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights; 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: program.intake@usda.gov. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Gifted and Talented

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Gifted and Talented

Educating Excellent Children

The Agate School District is committed to recognizing the unique talents, gifts, and abilities of its student population. We are committed to providing an environment which maximizes intellectual development of each student. We believe that gifted students:

  • Have the potential for outstanding performance
  • Exhibit identifiable patterns of behavior
  • Have specific and significant needs
  • Require appropriate programming options
  • Benefit from a partnership shared by the school, the community, and the parents.

Identification

Efforts to refer and identify students for gifted programming will be made at each grade level. Multiple criteria shall be used for identification purposes.
Students as young as preschool through the second grade are screened for exceptional abilities by the classroom teacher and the district’s RtI Problem Solving Team.

At the beginning of the third grade, sixth grade, and ninth grade formal screening begins with the school-wide administration of the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT). A test of aptitude, the CogAT will often reveal abilities of students who are not achieving in the classroom or on standardized achievement tests.

Referrals

A student may be referred by parent/guardian, staff member, counselor, school psychologist, or self-nomination.
A student may be referred for consideration based on any of the following:

  1. A student’s products of high quality
  2. Evidence of outstanding performance
  3. Standardized group achievement test scores in the 95th percentile or above
  4. Standardized aptitude test scores in the 95th percentile or above
  5. Behavior/Characteristics

Placement

When the evaluation team has completed collecting the information for the nominated student and that student has met the requirements for identification, the parents are informed and the student will then receive specific programming strategies for his/her area of strength that are based upon the area of identification.

Programming

A record of gifted and talented education programming services, options, and strategies used with individual students shall be made part of the student’s record and shall be considered in educational planning and decision-making concerning programming for that student. This Advanced Learning Plan (ALP) will be developed based on the students identification needs. It will be used as a planning guide for making instructional decisions about materials, programming options, and assessments for gifted and talented students based upon strengths, interests, learning characteristics, and social-emotional needs.

Miscellaneous Documents

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PARCC Testing Schedule
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Special Enrollment Notice - Cancer Rights Notice
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Assessment Calendar
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Annual Report to the Public
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