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Gifted & Talented

Our School’s GT Coordinator(s) Contact Information

Chris Warner

When is GT testing in my school?

Universal Screening: In Adams 12 Five Star Schools, 2nd and 6th graders who are not already identified GT participate in the Universal Screening process for potential gifted and talented identification. Find more detailed information regarding Universal Screening in the Five Star District.

Legacy does not universally screen all high school students for GT identification; that happens at the elementary school level.  But, if you would like to investigate testing for GT placement for your student, please contact Chris Warner at to set up an individual appointment for the CogAT test.

Parent/Staff/Student GT Recommendation: All students can participate in the GT identification process by submitting a complete body of evidence. Find more detailed information regarding the GT recommendation process in the Five Star District.

If you are interested in having your child be considered for the GT identification process you need to contact your GT Coordinator for school specific information.

Important dates for the GT Recommendation process at our school:  The GT Recommendation process at Legacy accepts bodies of evidence for evaluation between October and March of each school year.

Gifted & Talented Program Offerings

Advanced Curriculum & Extended Learning:  “The Vehicle”
Provides the depth and complexity needed to ensure meaningful academic growth
Our school offerings include:  Legacy offers an advanced and varied curriculum in order to meet the needs of all of our GT students.  We offer 18 AP courses, multiple college prep (CP) courses, and various honors level courses spread throughout all departments.  In addition, Legacy offers the application-based Legacy 2000 (L2K) program, a rigorous STEM program where students delve into a myriad of technological and science-based research topics over a four year period.

Differentiated Learning Pathways:  “The Roadmap”
Provides an education at the appropriate level of readiness and challenge
Our school offerings include:  In addition to a wide variety of classes that are offered to Legacy students, all teachers are trained to differentiate for learning within each individual class.  Teachers seek to offer a variety of presentation styles to match students’ learning styles and to offer different curriucular challenges to students within each class, being able to remediate where needed and being able to accelerate where needed for each group of students who attend each class. In addition, students take a math placement exam in 8th grade to ensure a correct math placement while students may also accelerate their world language-learning path by taking class at the appropriate level for them rather than simply by grade level.

Individualized Opportunities & Enrichment:  “The Customized Options”
Actively engages and motivates through interests and meaningful learning opportunities
Our school offerings include:  Legacy offers over twenty varsity sports and forty clubs that meet throughout the year in which students can participate.  These range from football, basketball, soccer, and volleyball to DECA, class leadership, Model UN, and robotics.  Students can definitely find their niche at Legacy through these varied and welcoming sports and activities.

Social-Emotional Learning:  “The Destination”
Focuses on developing the whole child by balancing empowerment and accountability
Our school offerings include:  Legacy boasts an amazing counseling department with eight full-time counselors and a school psychologist on staff.  In addition, all teachers are available for individual meetings during their off periods and during Academic Support time on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.  Students can meet with any of the above professionals to discuss personal concerns or any individual needs that may arise.