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Gifted Education » Programming


Programming, as defined by the Colorado Exceptional Children's Educational Act (ECEA), includes the components, strategies and options which are put into place by Administrative Units, districts and schools in order to met the educational needs of gifted learners. Educational needs include not only academic but also affective (social and emotional) aspects of education.
Programming for gifted learners should match the strengths and interests of individual students, and be available across grade levels. Programming should address the strength areas of the student with a variety of content options, address the affective development of the student, and provide a process for problem-solving in cases of underachievement. For more specifics on the ECEA rules and state guidelines around programming, see the Colorado Department of Education Gifted website:
Each district in the San Juan BOCES has a list of programming options for gifted learners.