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Ricks Center students from Early Childhood through Upper School

Ricks Center for Gifted Children

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upcoming events

5280 School Fiar

5280 School Fair

Join Ricks Center and other schools, both public and private, from throughout the Denver metro area, to explore the next step in your child's educational journey.  This is a great chance to learn more about the Ricks Center and our curriculum.  

When: Saturday morning October 8, 2016                       10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Where: Denver Museum of Nature and Science, South Atrium.  As a bonus, All 5280 School Fair attendees receive FREE same-day Museum general admission! 

We hope to see you there!

Colorado Associations for Gifted and Talented conference

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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.    

faculty focus

Linda Kahananui

With this year's curriculum focus being on math, we are excited to introduce our new middle school math teacher- Linda Kahananui.

Linda, also known as Ms. K, comes to us from Hawai'i.  Linda has many years of experience teaching middle school math and science. She wouldn't have it any other way, and thrives on the energy and curiosity of young adolescents. She is a model of life-long learning, as there is always more to discover at any age. Her interests include astronomy, photography, cooking, and music. Linda can often be found outside traipsing through the hills, paddling on the water, and pitching a tent under the stars. She is also a very slow triathlete, but nonetheless loves the challenge of competing. She received a BS in biology and Elementary Education from Regis University and an MA in Information and Learning Technology from University of Colorado Denver. She has an advanced teacher license for Hawaii and her Colorado license includes status of highly qualified in math, science, and technology.

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