4th graders at ruedi hydroelectric power plant
What is Gifted and Talented?

The Colorado Department of Education defines gifted and talented children as "those whose abilities, talents, and potential for accomplishment are so exceptional or developmentally advanced that they require special provisions to meet their needs," The Aspen School District is committed to providing a high-quality education for students of all ability levels, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, or socioeconomic status. The Ascent Program at Aspen Elementary School is focused on ensuring gifted and talented students are provided with learning opportunities that support their needs and extend their thinking within the school environment.