Open enrollment is available into all Bloomington gifted programs. We welcome qualified students from outside the Bloomington school district to be considered for any program level from grade 2 through 12. District candidates do have preference over out of district candidates.
The Gifted and Talented department will consider all BPS students for potential placement in gifted programs. Bloomington families do not need to do anything for their student(s) to be considered. Out-of-district families should nominate their child using the links below.
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 view the recordings after the sessions.
Elementary GT programs informational meeting: Elements (grades 2-5)
Tuesday, Nov. 28
Middle school Nobel informational meeting
Tuesday, Oct. 24
Middle school Dimensions Academy informational meeting
Wednesday, Oct. 25
High school Dimensions Academy STEM and Humanities informational meetings
Tuesday, Dec. 5
High school Nobel informational meeting
Thursday, Dec. 14
|Placement Round||Deadline for Nomination||Placement Notification Date||Assessments Offered to In-district Students|
|1 - elementary and middle school||Dec. 15 (Out-of-District Only)||Middle school: End of January 2024|
Elementary: End of February 2024
MAP reading and math:
|1 - Dimensions Academy High School||Jan. 19||Early April 2024||Pre-ACT: |
|2 - all||Mar. 22||May 31, 2024|
MAP reading and math:
|3 - all||Aug. 2||Aug. 11, 2024||None|
Nomination Forms and Resources
- 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.