Gifted & Talented
Eden Prairie Schools strives to ensure that each student reaches his/her full potential by working to meet the unique educational needs of every student who walks through our doors.
Eden Prairie Schools meets the unique educational needs of students through our gifted and talented services. Learners thrive best in an environment that challenges and nurtures individuals, fosters mutual respect and celebrates diversity. Some learners have academic skills, cognitive abilities, leadership abilities and creative talents that differ in degree and dimension from their chronological age peers; therefore, our purpose is to identify gifted and talented learners in order to provide services to meet those unique academic, social and emotional needs.
Eden Prairie Schools’ students, staff, parents and community members are partners in working toward educational excellence. Creating the conditions for learning, with high expectations, is significant for the success of this work. Each member of the partnership shares responsibilities for removing barriers and ensuring learning opportunities so gifted and talented learners’ potential may be fully realized. To see a complete list of the beliefs that guide our work, please click here.
Eden Prairie Schools has implemented a full-day GT program. The Mosaic 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. For more information regarding the Mosaic program, click on the Mosaic link on the side menu bar.
Gifted Program Expands
Eden Prairie Schools’ Mosaic program for highly gifted students is expanding to third through eighth grade. The Mosaic 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.
An informational meeting for parents will be held at Prairie View Elementary and at Eden Lake Elementary in January. These meetings are for parents interested in the elementary Mosaic program.
The 7th & 8th grade program of advanced courses will be located at Central Middle School. Information for parents will be held in January at CMS. Students entering 7th and 8th grade do not need to fill out an application but will need to register for courses as defined by the CMS course criteria.
For more information about the Mosaic program and the application process, please visit the Mosaic