Gifted & Talented Placement Process

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.

View the  Presentation

Spanish Presentation

Middle school Nobel informational meeting Oct. 28 from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

View the Recording

Presentation Slides

Spanish Presentation

Vietnamese Presentation

Middle school Dimensions Academy informational meeting Nov. 4 from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

View the Recording

Presentation Slides

Spanish Presentation

Vietnamese Presentation

High school Dimensions Academy STEM and Humanities informational meetings Dec. 9 from 7 - 8 p.m.

Join the Meeting

Meeting ID: 971 7281 1340
Passcode: 2iz1sb

Jan. 11 from 7 - 8 p.m.

Join the Meeting

Meeting ID: 951 7990 0672
Passcode: pq1Ktx

High school Nobel informational meeting Dec. 14 from 7 - 8 p.m.

Join the Meeting

Meeting ID: 976 1614 8795
Passcode: P1hWq0

 

Assessment Dates 

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

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