Applicants can choose one of two possible routes of eligibility. Once a route is selected, ONLY ONE source of documentation is necessary.
Type I Eligibility: Demonstrating Academic/Achievement/Intellectual Abilities
- Scores in the 95th percentile or higher in one content area on a nationally normed standardized test within the last three years – review the list of tests here.
- Students identified as gifted or who have participated in an academic talent search or gifted program locally within the last three years – provide documentation.
- Two Educator recommendations* – to be completed by your child’s core educators (i.e. math, social science, science, or language arts) who are familiar with the student's academic record, performance, and potential and submitted online or by mail.
Type II: Demonstrating Creative Thinking Behaviors –
For students who demonstrate high levels of creative thinking and seek academic environments that nurture those skills. This does not refer to creativity related to art/performing arts.
- Scores in the 95th percentile or higher on a nationally normed creative thinking test such as the Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking: Figural or Verbal Forms.