Gifted Education

Woodbury MS 6th Grade National History Day ProjectsLake MS US Academic Traithlon Team Nuclear NinjasNuevas Fronteras Spanish Immersion US Academic Triathlon TeamWoodbury Elementary US Academic Triathlon Team

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)

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

All District 833 schools have Gifted Education services. Please explore Gifted Services Elementary and Gifted Services Secondary for more information about how we use Levels of Service and Cluster Classrooms to develop the potential of gifted learners more fully.

Please see Gifted Services Elementary: Gateway Program for information about the Gateway Program and Gateway Interest forms. 

CHAT stands for Connect, Help, Advocate, and Talk. Hosted by the Minnesota Council for the Gifted & Talented (MCGT), CHAT nights are dedicated to informally connecting parents of advanced learners and gifted students.  

MCGT Live Weekly Online Parent Chats
Join the MN Council for Gifted & Talented (MCGT) on their Facebook Page for weekly live Parent Chats. Videos recordings from each chat will be available on their Facebook page videos. See the MCGT's Website calendar for archived links to each online Parent Chat listed below. 

Archived live chat topics include:
  • Strategies for Completing Schoolwork at Home with more Calmness
  • How do you do Homeschooling?
  • 2e Learner Home Spaces
  • How to not Socially Hermit during these Corona Times
  • 50 Ways to Increase the Fun and Connection during these Corona Times
  • Supporting your Child's Writing
  • How to Manage a Variety of Working Styles Under One Roof

These events are open to all. Questions about CHAT Nights may be directed to Teresa Boatman at


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

U.S. Academic Triathlon

Is your child an “outside-the-box” thinker? Does he/she love trivia and thinking on his/her feet? Do you have a budding actor on your hands? U.S. Academic Triathlon may be the perfect opportunity to channel those qualities. A.T. is an after school, volunteer run adventure.

If interested in becoming part of Academic Triathlon, please fill out the USAT Registration Form

Please note registrations are due to your child’s Elementary homeroom teacher or Middle School front office by Friday, September 27, 2019. Contact TLS Support Specialist, Danielle Menard at or 651-425-6246 with any questions.