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Application Information

Informational meetings

Informational meetings are available to parents and guardians who are interested in learning more about Elements (Grades 2-3) and Dimensions Academy (Grades 4-8) programs for highly and profoundly gifted students.

Meetings include information regarding both elementary programs and the middle school DA program and take place from 6 - 7 p.m.

Ridgeview Elementary School
9400 Nesbitt Ave. S.
Bloomington, MN 55438

  • Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016
  • Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017

Oak Grove Elementary School
1301 W. 104th St
Bloomington, MN 55431

  • Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016
  • Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 
Information meeting presentation
Presentacion de la junta informativa

Elementary Building Tours

Tours will be available at Oak Grove Elementary School and Ridgeview Elementary School on the following dates:

Oak Grove Elementary tours
  • Monday, Dec. 5, 2016:  1 - 2 pm
  • Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2017:  10 - 11 a.m.
  • Wednesday, March 22, 2017: 1 - 2 p.m.
  • Monday, April 24, 2017: 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Ridgeview Elementary tours 
  • Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016:  1 - 2 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017:  10:30 - 11:30 a.m. 
  • Wednesday, March 22, 2017: 10 - 11 a.m.
  • Wednesday, April 19, 2017: 1 - 2 p.m.
Please understand that because of time constraints, we are only able to offer tours at these times. No individual tours will be given. Due to the number of requests, it will not be possible to visit the classrooms as this is disruptive to our students. Thank you for your understanding.

Middle School Building Tours

Please contact the school directly to set up a tour. 

Hubert Olson Middle School


Oak Grove Middle School 

Valley View Middle School


The parent portion of the application for Elements or Dimensions Academy for the 2016-17 school year is now online.  You can access the application here. Note that the teacher recommendation form (see links below) must be submitted separately by your child's teacher.

Completed online applications are automatically submitted to the Gifted and Talented Office. It is the responsibility of the parent or guardian to ensure that the teacher recommendation form (links below) and any additional outside assessments be delivered by the application due date. 

The questions in the online application process may take time for reflection and documentation. You may choose to use this document to record your answers prior to beginning the online application. This form is for your planning purposes only and should NOT be returned to the Gifted and Talented Office.

A teacher recommendation form must be submitted for every applicant

Send teacher recommendations and other outside testing data, when applicable, to:

Gifted and Talented Office
1350 W 106th St
Bloomington, MN 55431-4126

Deadlines for online applications

Elements (Grades 2-3)
Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, by 4 p.m. 

Elementary Dimensions Academy (Grades 4-5)
Friday, March 17, 2017, by 4 p.m.

Middle School Dimensions Academy (Grades 6-8)
Friday, Dec. 9, 2016, by 4 p.m.

Middle School Nobel Program (Grades 6-8) 
Friday, Oct. 28, 2016, by 4 p.m.

High School Dimensions Academy (Grades 9-10)
Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017, by 4 p.m. 

You will be notified of placement decisions via U.S. mail approximately one month after the application deadline.