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Ricks Center for Gifted Children

Graduation ceremony 2014



Three remarkable young people comprised the first graduating class in 1992.

There are more than 420 graduates who represent Ricks Center.

Ricks Center Graduates have attended more than 152 colleges and universities around the world.  Ricks graduates have specialized in many diverse areas including theater, culinary arts, the classics, medicine, law, and much more.

Our recent graduates are attending the following high schools:

Broomfield High School GT Program
Cherry Creek High School
Colorado Academy
Cube School
Denver School of Innovation and Sustainable Design (DSISD)
Denver School of the Arts
East High School
Fountain Valley School
George Washington High School IB
Kent Denver
Lakewood High School IB
Loomis Chaffee
Ralston Valley High School
Regis Jesuit
Rock Canyon High School
Smokey Hill High School IB
South High School
St. Mary's Academy
STEM Academy
Thomas Jefferson High School
Valor Christian High School

Students are not the only alums of Ricks Center.  Family members continue their connections with Ricks Center long after their children graduate.  They attend school plays and community events, and stay connected with faculty members.

Ricks Center alumni remain connected not only to one another but also to the faculty and school. These connections include long-term mentorships with former teachers that transform over time to friendships based on mutual interests and passions. Student alumni serve their former school by acting as role models, mentors, and guides to current students and families through events such as Life After Ricks and College Connections; they also act as volunteers at school events such as the carnival, the school play, and other events.