Academic Programs

Gifted and Talented 
Aspen Ridge follows the St. Vrain Valley School District gifted and talented programming mission
"To educate each gifted/talented student in a safe learning environment so that they may develop to their highest potential and become contributing citizens. Gifted students will make academic growth commensurate with their abilities, due to their involvement in appropriately rigorous and challenging educational opportunities responsive to their individual strengths and needs."
Classroom Programming
Aspen Ridge Preparatory School follows the School Cluster Grouping Model (SCGM). As stated in The Cluster Grouping Handbook:
"In the SCGM, all gifted children at each grade level are clustered together into and otherwise mixed-ability classroom with a designated gifted-clustered teacher. Gifted-cluster teachers provide individualized instruction or extended and accelerated learning opportunities as determined by the needs of the student. Gifted-cluster teachers receive specialized, ongoing training in the areas of gifted education and differentiated instruction- special teaching strategies for modifying curriculum content, pace, process, products and learning environment to meet individual gifted students' needs. This training prepares the teachers with an understanding of how gifted children learn and gives them the tools they need to provide appropriate teaching strategies for their gifted students. The school's [gifted site leader] serves as a resource and support to the gifted-cluster teacher [...]This service model allows us to provide full-time services for your child and other gifted students without the interruption of out-of-class programs."