Some information and links about Gifted and Talented in Jefferson County Public Schools:
Jeffco Public Schools' leadership is visually shown in this July 2011 organizational chart.
Jefferson County has over 8,831 public school students identified as gifted and talented students, just over 10% of its student population (2011-12 school year).
The distribution between males and females is 50/50. The population is both age and ethnically diverse.
The Jeffco Schools Gifted and Talented office is comprised of one Director and 8 Resource Teachers (RTs) who provide service and management of ALPs to the 8,831 students (or roughly 1 Resource Teacher for 1,100 GT students).
Jeffco Schools' GT office receives $174,000 from the Jeffco School District general fund for school year 2011-2012. The remaining 82% of the Jeffco GT department’s budget is provided by Colorado Department of Education grant money for a total of $960,000. There is no federal grant money for GT.
The management of each of Jeffco's 141 schools is the responsibility of principals, who are supervised by community superintendents (each superintendent responsible for several of Jeffco's 17 articulation areas).
The Jeffco School District's Policy for Gifted Education can be found here
Jeffco boundary maps
Jeffco Board of Education
Curriculum by Grade
Jeffco School District "Just the Facts" Q&A
National Assocation of Gifted Children (NAGC) Gifted Programming Standards