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Gifted and Talented

Welcome to PPA’s Gifted and Talented information page. Here, you will find resources useful for parents and teachers regarding Gifted and Talented Programs.


If you would like to initiate the GIFTED IDENTIFICATION process for your child, please complete the Gifted Identification Referral Form. Be advised, you will need approximately 30 to 45 minutes to complete the entire document. There is not a way to save your progress in this form. You need to be ready with your child to fill it out.




Dear Parents/Guardians,

Due to some unforeseen technical challenges with the CogAT testing platform we have decided to CANCEL all previously scheduled 5th grade CogAT testing for 2020-21. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate this challenging year!

Gifted Identification Referral Testing 

  • If your child is in grades K, 1, 3, 4 or 5 and you believe he/she needs evaluation for Gifted Identification and Services, you may refer your child for testing by initiating the Gifted Identification Process.  
  • NOTE:  Requesting this assessment automatically initiates the process to evaluate for Gifted Identification. 
  • Please request CogAT testing for your child by completing the Referral for Gifted Identification linked HERE 
  • Upon receipt of this form the Gifted Education Facilitator will connect with you to discuss next steps in the gifted identification process.

If you have any questions please contact Shauna Williams our GT facilitator via email:






You have a right to

  • know about your giftedness.
  • learn something new everyday.
  • be passionate about your talent area without apologies.
  • have an identity beyond your talent area.
  • feel good about your accomplishments.
  • make mistakes.
  • seek guidance in the development of your talent.
  • have multiple peer groups and a variety of friends.
  • choose which of your talent areas you wish to pursue.
  • not to be gifted at everything.


For questions about our Gifted and Talented Programs please contact Shauna Williams, Gifted and Talented Facilitator via email at swilliams@parkerperformingarts.org or by phone at 720-709-7400.