Gifted and Talented

Click here for this semester's GT Parent Newsletter! (En Espanol)

The Exceptional Children’s Educational Act (ECEA) requires all school districts in Colorado to identify and serve students between ages five and twenty-one, whose aptitude or competencies are exceptional or developmentally advanced and require special provisions to meet their educational programming needs.

In order to appropriately identify these students, the district works in compliance with the Colorado Department of Education to implement a specific process which uses both quantitative and qualitative data and a body of evidence to determine eligibility and create Advanced Learning Plans (ALP) for students who qualify.

For information regarding Re-3J programming, processes, and GT resources see below:
Weld Re-3J Gifted and Talented Parent Handbook 
Spanish Weld Re-3J Gifted and Talented Parent Handbook

Other Important Links:

Whether your student has been identified as gifted for years or she received her initial Advanced Learning Plan this year, every parent and guardian of a gifted child needs resources. Here are a couple dates and links you will want in your back pocket:


For more information on Gifted and Talented Services in Weld Re-3J, nomination forms (also available in Spanish), identification process or Advanced Learning Plans please contact your school's Gifted and Talented Liaison.

Hoff Elementary- Carrie Hassebrock, email
Hudson Elementary- Brenna Morris, email
Lochbuie Elementary- Jessica Dreher, email
Weld Central Middle School- Deanna Damore (Teter-Ries), email
Weld Central High School- Cassandra Barfoot, email

Extra-Curricular Opportunities

RE-3J offers many extra-curricular activities for students at all grade levels. Each school is unique in its programming and the list below is not representative of all schools. Please check with individual buildings in order to find out more information regarding enrichment and extracurricular opportunities.

Elementary: Band, Choir, Spelling Bee, Student Council, Art Club, Lego Club, Movement Club, Origami Club, Science Club, Odyssey of the Mind, Drama Club, Running Club, Lighthouse Team, Yearbook Team, and Cooking Club.


Secondary: Brain Bowl, Student Council, Science Club and Science Fair, National Junior Honor Society, National Honor Society, Knowledge Bowl, Speech and Debate, Theatre/Drama Club, Video Game/TSA, Diversity Club, Yearbook, Creative Writing Club, Future Farmers of America(FFA), Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), and Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)


Complaint procedures have been established for students, parents, employees and members of the public. The following person has been identified as the compliance officer for the district: Director of Support Programs, Weld County School District Re-3J. 99 W. Broadway St., Keenesburg, CO 80643, 303-536-2002




Weld County School District RE-3J

99 W Broadway St. Keenesburg, CO 80643