Informational meetings are available to parents and guardians who are interested in learning more about Elements (Grades 2-3) and Dimensions Academy (Grades 4-8) programs for highly and profoundly gifted students.
Meetings include information regarding both elementary programs and the middle school DA program and take place from 6 - 7 p.m.
Ridgeview Elementary School
9400 Nesbitt Ave. S.
Bloomington, MN 55438
- Monday, Dec. 10, 2018
- Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019
Oak Grove Elementary School
1301 W. 104th St
Bloomington, MN 55431
Parent Meeting Presentation - EnglishPresentacion de la junta informativa
- Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018
- Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019
Elementary Building ToursOak Grove Elementary tours
Ridgeview Elementary tours
- Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018: 1-2 p.m.
- Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019: 10:30-11:30 a.m.
- Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019: 1-2 p.m.
- Tuesday, March 19, 2019: 10:30-11:30 a.m.
- Tuesday, April 30, 2019: 1-2 p.m.
- Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018: 10:30-11:30 a.m.
- Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019: 1-2 p.m.
- Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019: 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
- Tuesday, March 19, 2019: 1-2 p.m.
- Tuesday, April 30, 2019: 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Please understand that because of time constraints, we are only able to offer tours at these times. No individual tours will be given. Due to the number of requests, it will not be possible to visit the classrooms as this is disruptive to our students. Thank you for your understanding.Middle School Building and Program Tours
Please contact Sean Hildebrandt, Middle School Gifted & Talented Coordinator, to arrange for a tour.
ApplyingThe parent portion of the application for Elements or Dimensions Academy for the 2019-20 school year is now online. You can access the application here.
Note that the teacher recommendation form (see links below) must be submitted separately by your child's teacher.
Completed online applications are automatically submitted to the Gifted and Talented Office. It is the responsibility of the parent or guardian to ensure that the teacher recommendation form (links below) and any additional outside assessments be delivered by the application due date.
The questions in the online application process may take time for reflection and documentation. You may choose to use this document
to record your answers prior to beginning the online application. This form is for your planning purposes only and should NOT be returned to the Gifted and Talented Office.
A teacher recommendation form must be submitted for every applicant
Send teacher recommendations and other outside testing data, when applicable, to:
Bloomington Public Schools
Gifted and Talented Office
1350 W 106th St
Bloomington, MN 55431-4126
Deadlines for online applications
Elements (Grades 2-3)
March 1, 2019, by 4 p.m.
Elementary Dimensions Academy (Grades 4-5)
Feb. 1, 2019, by 4 p.m.
Middle School Dimensions Academy (Grades 6-8)
Nov. 20, 2018, by 4 p.m.
Middle School Nobel Program (Grades 6-8)
Oct. 24, 2018, by 4 p.m.
High School Dimensions Academy (Grades 9-10)
Feb. 1, 2019, by 4 p.m.
You will be notified of placement decisions via U.S. mail approximately one month after the application deadline.
Appeals for all programs should be directed to Erin Boltik at email@example.com