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)

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

Gateway Program Information available for families of current 3rd and 4th grade students

Gifted services are available at all SoWashCo Elementary Schools through gifted cluster classrooms or the Gateway Program, located at Valley Crossing Elementary.  Explore information regarding the Gateway Program and submit a Gateway Interest Form by January 15th at 4:00pm for the 2021-22 school year. 

Explore the Organizing for Distance Learning tools below to support learning at home.

Organizing Distance Learning for Elementary Families
Organizing Distance Learning for Middle and High School Students

At Home Enrichment Resources for Elementary Students

Explore the SoWashCo At Home Enrichment Resources website for activities and support that extend learning at home during the 2020-21 school year for Elementary students. 


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