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Ricks Center students from Early Childhood through Upper School

Ricks Center for Gifted Children

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upcoming events

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Come to network, learn and be inspired as the Colorado Association for Gifted and Talented presents their 39th annual conference- October 10-11, 2016.  This year's theme is "Create, Innovate, Inspire." The conference will be held at the Embassy Suites in Loveland, Colorado.

As part of the conference, we invite you to join many Ricks Center teachers and parents from throughout the state for the 2016 Parent Institute- Lighting the Spark, which will be held on Monday October 10, 2016 6:30-9:30 pm.  For more information or to register, please see the Parent Institute flyer or visit the CAGT website.    

Registration now open: Crimson Classic 5K & 1.5-mile walk
Wednesday, Sept. 14, 3 p.m.

Register today for the 4th Annual Crimson Classic 5K & 1.5-mile walk on Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 3 p.m. Registration is free for all students, faculty and staff. This has become a DU tradition; hope to see you there! The Crimson Classic is a fun event bringing together faculty, staff and students to celebrate wellness and show our Pioneer pride. All participants will receive a 4th Annual Crimson Classic tech t-shirt and timing chip.

For additional information please visit the Well@DU page  or click to register


Anne Sweet

We are excited to announce....Anne Sweet will serve as the new Director of Ricks Center for Gifted Children!  Anne will start at Ricks on August 1st. 

Anne comes to Ricks very highly recommended with an impressive background in educational leadership. She has over twenty years experience as an educator. Anne comes to Ricks from Busan International Foreign School in South Korea where she was the Elementary Principal. Anne has a Colorado Principal license, a Master in Education from Tulane University, and is working toward a Master of International Educational Leadership and Change from the Education University of Hong Kong. Earlier in her career, she taught Grades 1-5, largely in independent schools, in Colorado, California, and India.

Click on the "message from the director" link to hear from Anne in her own words.

Please join us all in welcoming Anne to Ricks! 

 exciting opportunity from the lamont school of music at du

Has your child ever wanted to learn to play the piano?

We are excited to share this unique opportunity with you!   Under the auspices of the Lamont School of Music Piano Pedagogy Department, the Lamont Piano Preparatory Program is a community music program designed to bring outstanding piano education to children in the early years of study. A carefully planned curriculum is designed to develop complete musicianship in all students.    

Beginning this September, we are offering comprehensive music instruction through the unique, time-tested curriculum of weekly private and group instruction.

Click here for more information. 

in their own words 

"Ricks has pretty much made me who I am; I grew up here. I really love it so much. I feel like it has really given me a love for learning, and I always want to know more." --Francine age 13

"My favorite part about the Ricks Center is that you never go a day without doing something awesome."
--Ella age 8

"The teachers always find a way to get us interested and challenge us, so that we’re always learning."
--Holden age 13

"They help me feel proud because they help me through the work that I need to do, and it just makes me feel proud of myself like I can do anything."
--Tilly age 8

"Ricks offers kids an opportunity for leadership in every aspect of every moment of every day."
--Anne, Ricks Center parent

"To say that the teachers are skilled and bright and energetic is an understatement; they are really fantastic."
--Greg, Ricks Center parent