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Application Information

Elementary 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.

New this year:  Elementary informational meetings for both buildings (Ridgeview Elementary and Oak Grove Elementary) will take place in the Oak Grove Middle school auditorium (at the same time).

Oak Grove Middle School
1300 West 106th Street
Bloomington, Minnesota, 55431

Dates for information nights for Elements/Elementary DA:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019 from 6-7 p.m.
  • Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, from 6-7 p.m.

Meeting is geared toward adults. If children must come, it will be important that they are quiet and not disruptive.

Parent Meeting Presentation - English

Presentacion de la junta informativa

Elementary Building Tours

Oak Grove Elementary
1301 West 104th Street
Bloomington, Minnesota 55431

  • Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019: 1-2 p.m.
  • Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020: 1-2 p.m.
  • Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020: 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Ridgeview Elementary
9400 Nesbitt Avenue South
Bloomington, Minnesota 55437

  • Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019: 10:30-11:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020: 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 Informational Meetings

New this year: Informational meetings will include an overview of both the middle school Dimensions Academy and the middle school Nobel Program.  Families can stay to learn about just one or both of these programs.

Monday, Oct. 14 @ Oak Grove Middle School Auditorium
  • Dimensions Academy: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Nobel Program: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 21 @ Oak Grove Middle School Auditorium
  • Nobel Program: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Dimensions Academy: 6:30-7:30 p.m. 
Middle School Building Tours

Building visits and tour requests can be arranged on a limited basis. Please contact Sean Hildebrandt, Middle School Gifted & Talented Coordinator for more information. 


The parent portion of the application for Elements or Dimensions Academy for the 2020-21 school year is linked here.  

Online application

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:

Bloomington Public Schools
Attn:  Elizabeth Holman
Gifted and Talented Office
1350 W 106th St
Bloomington, MN 55431-4126

Deadlines for online applications

Elements (Grades 2-3)
Nov. 22, 2019, by 4 p.m.

Elementary Dimensions Academy (Grades 4-5)
Nov. 22, 2019, by 4 p.m.

Middle School Dimensions Academy (Grades 6-8)
Nov. 1, 2019, by 4 p.m.

Middle School Nobel Program (Grades 6-8) 
Nov. 1, 2019, by 4 p.m.

High School Dimensions Academy (Grades 9-10)
Jan. 17, 2020, by 4 p.m.

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

Appeals Process

Appeals for all programs should be directed to Erin Boltik at or 952-681-6494.
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