Welcome to Learning Services at Bollman. Our school has developed a reputation for being very inclusive for students with a wide variety of exceptionalities, including Gifted and Talented, Learning Disabled, Hearing Impaired, and Autism, among others. Our staff works hard to ensure that instruction is differentiated when necessary and that all students are challenged to be successful in achieving the course standards and maximizing their potential. We provide all the special services that students can access at their home high schools, including implementation of IEPs, 504 Plans, and ALPs. Our Student Learning Center is located on the first floor in the north building. Please stop by and visit us, or call 720-972-5844 for more information.
Cyndie Andrews, Learning Specialist, 504 Coordinator, Gifted and Talented Coordinator
Jennifer Brienza, Special Education Paraprofessional
Gifted & Talented in Adams 12 Five Star Schools
Advanced Academic & Gifted Services (AAGS) - Our Vision and Mission
Identification & Assessment - Process for GT Recommendation
Programming - GT Program Framework
Advanced Learning Plans - ALP Timeline and Criteria
Our School’s GT Coordinator(s) Contact Information
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. For more detailed information regarding Universal Screening in Adams 12, click here.
Important dates for the Universal Screening process at our school: Testing can be scheduled by contacting one of the co-ordinators prior to February 1.
Parent/Staff/Student GT Recommendation: All students can participate in the GT identification process by submitting a complete body of evidence. For more detailed information regarding the GT recommendation process in Adams 12, click here.
If you are interested in having your child considered for the GT identification process, please contact one of the GT Coordinator for school-specific information.
Important dates for the GT Recommendation process at our school: Students should be referred no later than December 1.
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: AP Computer Science A, AP Computer Science Principles, Computer Science Projects, Aerospace Engineering, and, pending successful completion of level I classes, students may extend their learning by enrolling in a level II class (Auto Tech II, Diesel Tech II, Graphic Design II, Certified Nursing Assistant program, Emergency Medical Technician program, Teacher Cadet II, Welding II, and Video Production II).
Differentiated Learning Pathways: “The Roadmap”
Provides an education at the appropriate level of readiness and challenge
Our school offerings include: The opportunity to pursue career interests in several Career Clusters including Architecture and Construction; Arts, A/V Technology, and Communication; Family and Computer Science; Information Technology; Manufacturing; STEM; and Transportation, Distribution, and Logics. Teachers and students can work together to differentiate the learning that takes place in the classroom. Many programs also offer industry certifications that increase job-readiness.
Individualized Opportunities & Enrichment: “The Customized Options”
Actively engages and motivates through interests and meaningful learning opportunities
Our school offerings include: Students can participate in a variety of Career and Technical Student Organizations including TSA, SkillsUSA, FCCLA, and HOSA. These CTSOs all have competitions, and our students are strongly encouraged to participate. Often BTEC students go on to compete at the national level. Students can also elect to earn the Colorado Career Ready Certificate.
Social-Emotional Learning: “The Destination”
Focuses on developing the whole child by balancing empowerment and accountability
Our school offerings include: Bollman staff strives to know each student on a personal and individual basis. The development of 21st Century Workplace Skills is emphasized in all programs. Our students have the opportunity to serve as leaders as Student Ambassadors. In addition, we have a dedicated Counseling staff who can help students solve problems and provide assistance with the college application process.