Minnesota Council for the Gifted & Talented

Connections. Advocacy. Resources. Equity. Support.

White Bear Lake Area Schools, ISD 624
Grades Served
3, 4, 5
Program Name(s)
Type of Program
Public, School within a School
Admission Requirements
Eligibility for the Explorations Program is based on academic ability and achievement. Placement criteria have been established using the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) Screener, achievement testing (FastBridge) and teacher survey data.
2E Accommodations
All IEP and 504 plan accommodations are provided to ensure all students receive the supports they need to be successful.
2 Sentence Description
The Explorations Program is a School-Within-a-School for the exceptionally gifted that provides in-depth, rigorous instruction at an accelerated pace while meeting the unique social and emotional needs of exceptionally gifted learners. The program began in 2015 and continues to service students from throughout the district in grades 3, 4, and 5.