Gifted Education

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Gifted students in District 833 are those learners who by virtue of outstanding abilities are capable of high performance when compared to others of similar age, experience, or environment, and represent the diverse populations of our communities. Students capable of high performance include those with demonstrated achievement or potential ability. The potential of these learners may be developed more fully through differentiated educational programs and/or services beyond those normally provided in the core curriculum.  It is important to note that not all gifted children look or act alike. Giftedness exists in every personality type, demographic group and segment of society. 
(Adapted from MN Department of Education, United States Department of Education and National Association of Gifted Children)

All For more information about the characteristics of gifted learners, please see the Traits of Giftedness

All District 833 schools have Gifted Education services. Please explore Gifted Services Elementary and Gifted Services Secondary for more information about how we use Levels of Service and Cluster Classrooms to develop the potential of gifted learners more fully.

Please see Gifted Services Elementary: Gateway Program for information about the Gateway Program and Gateway Interest forms. 

Parent Information Sessions
Introduction to Gifted Learners & 833 Gifted Education

Tuesday, January 7th from 3:30pm - 4:15pm
District Service Center Board Room 
7362 E Point Douglas Road in Cottage Grove, MN 55016


Wednesday, January 8th from 5:00pm – 5:45pm
Lake Middle School Media Center 
3133 Pioneer Drive in Woodbury, MN 55125


CHAT stands for Connect, Help, Advocate, and Talk. Hosted by the Minnesota Council for the Gifted & Talented (MCGT), CHAT nights are dedicated to informally connecting parents of advanced learners and gifted students. Parents have the opportunity to learn of various opportunities, share experiences and resources. Each night will start with a brief presentation on a topic of interest and then open up to discussion with other parents of gifted children. 

These events are open to the public. Questions about CHAT Nights may be directed to Teresa Boatman at

For questions about MCGT contact: 




Northwestern University's Midwest Academic Talent Search Center for Talent Development

NUMATS provides early testing with EXPLORE, ACT, SAT, and resources for academically talented students.  

If interested in having your child participate in NUMATS, please follow the instructions in the
2019-20 registration information letter




U.S. Academic Triathlon

Is your child an “outside-the-box” thinker? Does he/she love trivia and thinking on his/her feet? Do you have a budding actor on your hands? U.S. Academic Triathlon may be the perfect opportunity to channel those qualities. A.T. is an after school, volunteer run adventure.

If interested in becoming part of Academic Triathlon, please fill out the USAT Registration Form

Please note registrations are due to your child’s Elementary homeroom teacher or Middle School front office by Friday, September 27, 2019. Contact TLS Support Specialist, Danielle Menard at or 651-425-6246 with any questions.