Beginning this year (2021-22), the Gifted & Talented Department will consider all BPS students for potential placement in GT programs. Families do not need to do anything for their student(s) to be considered.
If a student's data does not hit our target, but there is evidence that advanced programming may be needed, anyone can submit a nomination form so that the GT Department can further consider that student for gifted programs.
Students who do not currently attend Bloomington Public Schools but wish to be considered for a gifted program for next school year must complete the nomination form and submit testing data and a teacher recommendation form. A link to the nomination forms and deadlines can be found below.
Parent Information Meetings
We welcome families to attend a virtual informational meeting about our Gifted & Talented programs on the dates below. Please know that you will need a free gmail account to access the live presentations or you can watch the recordings after the fact from the links that will be placed here.
|Elementary GT programs informational meeting: Elements (grades 2-3) and Dimensions Academy (grades 4-5)||Oct. 26 from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.|
|Middle school Nobel informational meeting||Oct. 28 from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.|
|Middle school Dimensions Academy informational meeting||Nov. 4 from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.|
|High school Dimensions Academy STEM and Humanities informational meetings||Dec. 9 from 7 - 8 p.m.||
Meeting ID: 971 7281 1340
|Jan. 11 from 7 - 8 p.m.||
Meeting ID: 951 7990 0672
|High school Nobel informational meeting||Dec. 14 from 7 - 8 p.m.||
Meeting ID: 976 1614 8795
|Round||Deadline for Nomination||Placement Notification Date||Assessments Offered to In-district Students|
|1 - elementary and middle school||Dec. 10||Middle school: End of January 2022
Elementary: End of February 2022
|MAP reading and math: October; January if needed
CogAT: October - December
TTCT (Nobel): October - December
|1 - Dimensions Academy High School||Jan. 19||April 8, 2022||Pre-ACT: Feb. 21, 2022|
|2 - all||March 18||June 1, 2022||MAP reading and math: May
CogAT, TTCT, ACT: as needed
|3 - all||Aug. 5||Aug. 12, 2022||None|
Nomination Forms and Resources
- DA High School Application Student Narrative Essay
- Recommendation form from teacher or other education professional - out-of-district applicants only
- Out of district checklist for DA HS application
- School Locator - Bloomington residents can find their boundary schools based on home location.