Contacts and Resources


  • Helping Gifted Children Soar, Carol A.Strip with Gretchen Hirsch, Gifted Psychology Press, Inc., 2000.

  • Raising Your Spirited Child, Mary Sheedy Kurcinka, Harper Perennial, 1998.

  • Re-Forming Gifted Education, Karen B. Rogers, Great Potential Press, Inc., 2001.

  • See Jane Win for Girls: A Smart Girl's Guide to Success, Sylvia Rimm, Free Spirit Publishing, 2003.

  • Smart Boys: Talent, Manhood, & The Search for Meaning, Barbara A. Kerr and Sanford J. Cohn, Great Potential Press, 2001.

  • Some of My Best Friends Are Books, 2nd Ed.: Guiding Gifted Readers from Preschool to High School, Judith Wynn Halsted, Great Potential Press, 2002.

  • Stand Up for Your Gifted Child: How to Make the Most of Kids' Strengths at School and at Home, Joan Franklin Smutny, Free Spirit Publishing, 2001.

  • The Gifted Kids' Survival Guide: A Teen Handbook, Judy Galbraith and Jim Delisle, Free Spirit Publishing, 1996.

  • The Social and Emotional Development of Gifted Children: What Do We Know? Maureen Neihart, Sally Reis, Nancy Robinson, Sidney Moon, National Association for Gifted Children, 1707 L Street, NW, Suite 550, Washington, D.C., 20036, 2002.

  • The Teenager’s Guide to School Outside the Box, Rebecca Greene, Free Spirit Publishing, 2001.

  • Upside-Down Brilliance: The Visual-Spatial Learner, Linda K. Silverman, DeLeon Publishing, 2002.

  • When Gifted Kids Don't Have All the Answers, Jim Delisle and Judy Galbraith, Free Spirit Publishing, 2002.

Research, Reports, and Magazines

  • Gifted Education Communicator, California Association for the Gifted, 15141 E. Whittier Blvd., Suite 510, Whittier, CA 90603.

  • Parenting for High Potential, National Association for Gifted Children, 1707 L Street, NW, Suite 550, Washington, D.C. 20036.

  • Roeper Review: A Journal on Gifted Education

  • STEMming the Tide: A Colorado Response to the National Crisis in STEM Education, A White Paper on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, The Colorado Association for Gifted and Talented and Center for the Education and Study of the Gifted, Talented, Creative, University of Northern Colorado, Omdal, S; Richards, M; Brennan, D; Gonzales, J, 2006.

  • The Templeton National Report on Acceleration,

  • Understanding Our Gifted, Open Space Communications, Inc., 1900 Folsom, suite 108, Boulder, CO 80302.

Parent Resources: Colorado Department of Education (CDE) and the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) provide many resources including the definition and identification process of gifted students and a variety of books, magazines/journals, and organizations related to giftedness.

CDE Parents' Corner

NAGC Resources for Parents

What is a gifted learner?: This first article helps distinguish between a bright student and a  gifted one. The following links provide common traits or characteristics found in gifted individuals. The Bright Child Vs. The Gifted Child: What's the Difference?

Traits of Giftedness

Common Characteristics of Gifted Children

2E Students: Information and resources related to twice-exceptional (a.k.a. 2E) students (gifted students with disabilities) can be found at Twice-Exceptional Students

Emotional Needs: Many gifted persons experience emotional challenges that are linked to their giftedness. The organization SENG (Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted), offers many interesting articles on that topic at  
Hoagies Gifted: Gifted Resource/Advocacy
Local Opportunities 
Power Mountain Engineering In the program, students in grades 8-12 play professional roles in a multidisciplinary team that builds a very complex device from raw materials. There is currently a program at FRHS. With interest and enough support, it will spread to additional schools in the area. Check it out!
Loveland High School Summer Robotics Camp- entering grades 5-9, do not need to be part of Thompson School District
Colorado Master Chess Up In Lights acting camp
Colorado Humanities: Letters about Literature - Fact SheetGuidelines
Northern Colorado Math Oval - Great Math Opportunity for Middle School & High School
Center for Bright Kids - Western Academic Talent Search and Summer Programs