Gifted Education

Gifted and talented children and youth are those students with outstanding abilities, identified at preschool, elementary, and secondary levels. The potential of gifted students requires differentiated and challenging educational programs or services beyond those provided in the general school program. Students capable of high performance include those with demonstrated achievement or potential ability in one or more of these areas: general intellectual, specific academic subjects, creativity, leadership, and visual/performing arts.

Professional Learning Opportunities

Gifted and talented children and youth are those students with outstanding abilities, identified at preschool, elementary, and secondary levels. The potential of gifted students requires differentiated and challenging educational programs or services beyond those provided in the general school program. Students capable of high performance include those with demonstrated achievement or potential ability in one or more of these areas: general intellectual, specific academic subjects, creativity, leadership, and visual/performing arts.

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Student Opportunities

  • Jack Kent Cooke Foundation (JKC) is dedicated to ensuring high-performing; low-income students have the support necessary to develop their skills. To learn more about scholarships, counseling and other support services for students grade seven to graduate school, visit JKC to learn more.
  • Minnesota Scholars of Distinction program nurtures and recognizes distinguished achievement by highly motivated, self-directed students. Students may apply for Scholars of Distinction Awards in Leadership, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), and Theater Arts. All applicants must complete the Intent to Apply Form. For more information, visit the Scholars of Distinction webpage.
  • Out of Level Tests are assessments developed for older students administered to younger students. These tests provide specific information about student strengths and may provide access to enrichment/advanced programs through talent centers. Several testing sites are available in Minnesota through the Center for Talent Development (CTD) at Northwestern University Midwest Academic Talent Search program. Learn about opportunities for out-of-level testing in Minnesota through CTD.

Gifted Learner Resources

Assessment of Young Gifted Learners for Early Entrance to Kindergarten or First Grade
Gifted Education Support for Distance Learning
Social and Emotional Support for Gifted Learners during COVID-19

Resources for Educators, Schools and Families

Legislative Resources

Gifted and Talented: Minnesota Statutes, section 120.15 Gifted and Talented
Gifted and Talented: Legislative Summary
Gifted and Talented Revenue: Minnesota Statutes, section 126(c).10, subdivision 2b.
Gifted and Talented, World's Best Workforce, Minnesota Statutes, section 120B.11, subdivision 2(2).
Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO), Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Programs, Minnesota Statutes, section 120B.13.
Required Academic Standards,  Minnesota Statutes, section 120B.21.


 
  •  - 9/17/20
  • Utilizing the Expertise of Gifted Education Coordinators and Specialists - 9/4/20