Gifted & Talented Placement Process

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

View the recording

Presentation slides

Middle school Nobel informational meeting

Tuesday, Oct. 24

View the recording

Presentation slides

Middle school Dimensions Academy informational meeting

Wednesday, Oct. 25 

View the recording

Presentation slides

High school Dimensions Academy STEM and Humanities informational meetings

Tuesday, Dec. 5

View the recording

Presentation slides 

High school Nobel informational meeting

Thursday, Dec. 14
 7-8 p.m.

Meeting link



Assessment Dates 

Placement RoundDeadline for NominationPlacement Notification DateAssessments Offered to In-district Students
1 - elementary and middle schoolDec. 15 (Out-of-District Only)Middle school: End of January 2024
Elementary: End of February 2024

MAP reading and math:

October - December

TTCT (Nobel): 
October - December

1 - Dimensions Academy High SchoolJan. 19Early April 2024Pre-ACT: 
2 - allMar. 22May 31, 2024

MAP reading and math: 

CogAT, TTCT, Pre-ACT: 
as needed

3 - allAug. 2Aug. 11, 2024None

Nomination Forms and Resources

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