Gifted & Talented Application Process

Application Information

Interested families should complete the online application by the due date. Testing data can follow after the deadline, but should be submitted within one month of the deadline if possible. Please alert the GT Department if testing results will not be available within one month. Teacher recommendations for students currently in Bloomington Public Schools (BPS) will be handled internally by the GT staff.

Parent Information Meetings

Elementary Programs Information Night - virtual
Elements (Grades 2-3)
Dimensions Academy (Grades 4-5)
Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020
6:30-7:30 p.m.
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Middle School Dimensions Academy Information Night - virtual Monday, Oct. 5, 2020
6 - 6:45 p.m.
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Middle School Nobel Information Night - virtual Monday, Oct. 5, 2020
7 - 7:45 p.m.
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Kennedy High School Nobel Information Night - virtual

Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020
7 - 8 p.m.

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Testing for GT programs will take place in-person on Wednesdays, October 7, 14, 21, 28 and Saturday, October 10 for the following programs:

  • Elements (Grades 2 & 3)
  • Dimensions Academy Elementary (Grades 4 & 5)
  • Dimensions Academy Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • Nobel Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • Nobel High School (Grades 9-10)

Testing dates for Dimensions Academy High School STEM and Humanities programs will be communicated at a later date.

To register for testing, please complete one of the following forms:

Application Deadlines 

  • First round: Friday, December 18 for all programs
  • Second round: Friday, March 26 for all programs
  • Third round: Friday, August 6 for all programs

Please be aware that the majority of spots will be filled during the first round of placements. Any remaining seats will be available for applicants that apply by the second and third rounds. 

Appeals process: If a student’s data does not seem to accurately reflect their capabilities, a request can be made for an appeals process. All appeals requests should be made directly to Erin Boltik. An alternative test can be administered to gather extra data. Parents also have the option to secure outside testing and submit for appeals. Please contact Erin Boltik to determine approved tests and test administrators.

Application Forms and Resources