Mosaic is a full-day classroom program for highly gifted students. The program provides challenging curriculum at an accelerated pace while meeting the unique academic and social/emotional needs of highly gifted learners in a supportive educational environment.
The Mosaic curriculum uses best practices for gifted learners with higher level questioning, thinking and discussion, and rigor and differentiation embedded throughout. This curriculum meets and/or exceeds state content standards. Students use 21st century skills throughout their school day with personal iPad and access to MacBook Air laptops, and virtual presentations with experts and one another. There is a focus on personalized learning, project and inquiry based learning, and guided studies.

The program was initiated in Fall 2013 and follows a school-within-a-school model, with four classrooms at Eden Lake Elementary and four classrooms at Prairie View Elementary. These classrooms are currently serving qualifying students in grades 3 through 6 from across the district.

Application Process

There are two components to the Mosaic application. Links to both the Mosaic Application Form and the Parent Input Form are below. Be sure to complete and submit both forms. We will contact you if additional information is needed.

The Mosaic Identification Committee considers subjective data from teachers and objective measures of ability and aptitude/achievement. All placement decisions for the Mosaic Program will be emailed to families by the beginning of April.

We are no longer taking applications for Mosaic for the 2021-22 school year.

Online Application Form       Online Parent Input Form

** Applications are for students currently in 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades only. Students currently in 5th grade will have the opportunity to test into advanced classes at Central Middle School.

**If you prefer to complete a paper copy of either of these forms, please email with your request.

Mosaic Placement Appeal Process

Families may appeal current placement decisions by completing and submitting the Appeal Process Form for reconsideration. The Mosaic Identification Committee will review the request and determine the appropriate next steps. Any further assessments will be administered by the Eden Prairie School District. Reassessment options are only available once per calendar school year.

Appeal Due Dates

  • Complete the Appeals Process for below. Include specific rationale and supporting documentation for reconsideration regarding Mosaic placement by 4:00 on Friday, April 16, 2021.

  • Further assessments will be administered in April, and a response to the Appeal Request will be communicated by May 5, 2021.

Appeals Form   **Forms not currently active**

Parent Information

Contact Us

Liz Stamson | Instructional Excellence Coordinator for Gifted Programming | | 952-975-7060