Identifying giftedness is an ongoing process meant to recognize and respond to the educational needs of our students. The Gifted Services Screening Committee utilizes measures of potential and performance from a wide variety of sources to ensure students are provided a challenging education regardless of background, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, or disability.

ISD#2899 recognizes academic acceleration as a viable option to ensure that every student receives a challenging and appropriate education. Determinations on academic acceleration will be made on a case by case basis with careful consideration to the student’s academic, social, and personal development levels.

​Early Entry
MN Statutes, § 124D.02 subd. 1 states that all children to be eligible for kindergarten must be at least five years of age on September 1 of the calendar year in which the school year commences. ISD#2899 recognizes exceptions to this rule for students born in the month of September and, in extremely rare cases, October based on review of the early entry screening items. The Building Principal’s determination on early admission will be made no later than June 30th and is final.
Gifted Services Identification Procedure Gifted Services Acceleration Procedure Gifted Services Early Entry Procedure