Accelerated Kindergarten began in the 2018-19 school year specific to Bill Roberts and replaces the former Advanced Kindergarten program that was ended by Denver Public Schools in 2018. Bill Roberts hosted Advanced Kindergarten for 11 years before DPS ended the program. We continue to support “Advanced Kindergarten” which is now identified as Accelerated Kindergarten.
Children in Accelerated Kindergarten show the following traits:
- Facility with numbers or words
- Able to use learning in new contexts
- Extensive vocabularies
- Solves problems in unique ways
- Good memories
- Fast learners
- Sustained attention spans
- Works independently
The Accelerated Kindergarten program is NOT an identifier for the Gifted and Talented or Highly Gifted and Talented programs.
Students must by five years old by October 1st of the year they enter kindergarten.
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