Elementary Gifted Programs

Elements, Dimensions Academy

Program Overview

Students with high intellectual capabilities thrive in our Elements (grades 2-3) and Dimensions Academy (grades 4-5) programs at the elementary level. Students learn in a classroom cohort model with curriculum featuring increased pace, depth and complexity compared to general classrooms. 

Our research-based program is designed to meet the unique educational and social/emotional needs of students.

Many students successfully progress from our elementary programs to the DA middle school programs.

Elementary Placement Criteria Targets 

  • 95 percent or higher score on MAP reading and math tests or comparable  achievement test
  • 95 percent or higher score on at least two subtests of an IQ test or the CogAT Test of cognitive abilities. Please note that IQ testing must be administered by an approved licensed psychologist/psychiatrist.
  • High teacher recommendation. BPS students - no form needed. Out of district applicants please complete the recommendation form on the application page.
  • Applicants with the highest cumulative scores are placed first. District students are given priority. 

Parent Presentations

For All Learners

In addition to the Elements and Dimensions Academy programs, Gifted and Talented staff work with all elementary schools to support staff in differentiated instruction and support students with options for advanced learning and enrichment. Learn how we support advanced learners in BPS elementary schools.

Learn about the process and timelines for Gifted and Talented program placements.
Open enrollment is available for students outside of Bloomington.