Gifted and Talented Services:
KEY is a program for gifted and talented students in second through sixth grade. KEY students engage in activities utilizing problem solving, higher level thinking skills and advanced topics. Parents or teachers may recommend a child for these KEY services. When this occurs, students are assessed using multiple criteria. A district team then reviews and evaluates the data to determine whether this child will benefit from inclusion in the program. In addition to specialized services, enrichment occurs within the classroom through teacher differentiation of curriculum and instruction. The KEY program is separate from the Mosaic program. The district also has an acceleration policy for core subjects in those rare instances where subject or grade acceleration best meets the student’s educational needs.
MOSAIC - Full Day Program for Highly Gifted Learners
Elementary Eden Prairie Schools has implemented MOSAIC, a full-day classroom program for highly gifted students, with 4 classrooms at Eden Lake Elementary and 4 classrooms at Prairie View Elementary. This program will provide challenging curriculum at an accelerated pace while meeting the unique academic and social/emotional needs of highly gifted learners in a supportive educational environment. Currently these classrooms are serving qualifying students in grades 3 through 6 from across the district. There is an application process and criteria for entrance to the Mosaic program.