Minnesota Council for the Gifted & Talented

Connections. Advocacy. Resources. Equity. Support.

Bloomington Public Schools
Grades Served
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Program Name(s)
Elements (2-3), Dimensions Academy (4-8), Nobel (6-12), Dimensions Academy High School Stem and Humanities (9-12)
Type of Program
Public, School within a School
Admission Requirements
Varied – 90% Reading and MAP + CogAT (Elements), 95% Reading and Math + CogAT (DA 4-8), 85%+ Reading and Torrance Test of Creativity (Nobel), 98% Reading, Math, college level ACT scores (DAHS STEM and Humanities)
2E Accommodations
Many of our teachers have an advanced degree or GT certification. Ongoing PD is conducted with 2e learners often a focus.
2 Sentence Description
Bloomington Public schools offers a variety of pathways for gifted learners. These range from a Humanities based talent development program that focuses on growing creativity to rigorous accelerated programs that focus on research, and finally college level courses for high schoolers.