A Resource for Gifted Education

We have shared our expertise as gifted specialists at National Association for Gifted Children conferences in Denver and Orlando, Colorado Association for Gifted and Talented and literacy-based conferences in Denver, and local conferences such as the Black Educator's Network Conference.

Our staff has collaborated with educators of gifted students around the world, members of the Child-Centered Gifted Consortium, and the Gifted Development Center,  to develop a definition of child-centered gifted education.

It is this definition of giftedness that grounds us in this work in service of gifted learners.

Our mission is to become a resource for gifted education in the Pikes Peak Region. Our staff members regularly present on gifted education-focused issues and educational practices at national, state, and local conferences to support the families and teachers of gifted students.


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5 Levels of Gifted: School Issues and Educational Options, Deborah Ruf, 2009

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Discovering and Developing Talents in Spanish-Speaking Students, Joan F. Smutny, et al., 2012

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Bright, Talented & Black: A Guide for Families of African American Gifted Learners, Joy Lawson Davis, 2010

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Bringing Out the Best: A Guide for Parents of Young Gifted Children [Preschool], Jacqulyn Saunders and Pamela Espeland, 1991.

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Misdiagnosis and Dual Diagnoses of Gifted Children and Adults: ADHD, Bipolar, OCD, Asperger’s, Depression and Other Disorders, James T. Webb, et al, 2005

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Living with Intensity: Understanding the Sensitivity, Excitability, and the Emotional Development of Gifted Children, Susan Daniels and Michael M. Piechowski, 2008

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Smart Boys: Talent, Manhood, and the Search for Meaning, Barbara A. Kerr and Sandford J. Cohn, 2001

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Smart Girls: A New Psychology of Girls, Women and Giftedness (Revised Edition), Barbara A. Kerr, 1997

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A Parent’s Guide to Gifted Children, James. T. Webb, et al. 2007

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to commonly asked questions about AcademyACL and its resources.

What is AcademyACL?

AcademyACL is a free charter public school that guides gifted learners in the Pikes Peak Region. We provide a nurturing and challenging educational environment to help students reach their full potential.

How can I apply?

To apply to AcademyACL, please visit our Admissions page and follow the instructions provided. We look forward to receiving your application!

What resources are available?

AcademyACL offers a wide range of resources to support students, families, and teachers. These include academic materials, extracurricular activities, and counseling services.

How can I donate?

If you would like to contribute to AcademyACL and support our mission, please visit our Donations page. Your generosity is greatly appreciated!

Can I volunteer?

Yes, we welcome volunteers at AcademyACL. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact our administration office for more information.

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