Eighteen types of acceleration are identified in The Templeton National Report on Acceleration, A Nation Deceived: How Schools Hold Back America’s Brightest Students (Colangelo, Assouline, & Gross, 2004.) The following are some of the types of acceleration to consider. These acceleration practices fall within two main categories as delineated below.


The member districts of the Mt. Evans BOCES have policies to guide the implementation of acceleration procedures. The following links will take you to the acceleration policy of the districts:

Clear Creek Acceleration Policy

Gilpin Acceleration Policy

Platte Canyon SD #1: Policy 550 Article 5


For more information please contact:

Rebecca Odegard-Siegele, M.S, Ed.S.

Assistant Director of Gifted and Special Education
Mt Evans BOCES