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Gifted and Talented/Young Scholars Services in District 196

Gifted and talented children are those students with outstanding abilities and capable of higher performance when compared to others of similar age, experience and environment. They have significantly different educational needs from their peers and require educational differentiation as a regular part of their school day in ensure they reach their full potential. District 196 uses multiple criteria to help identify gifted and talented children. For more information see policy 610 under Board Policy.

Information and conversation around Gifted and Talented and Young Scholars in District 196


District 196 is accepting applications for multiple citizen and staff positions on the Gifted and Talented Advisory Council (GTAC). For an application (in English, Somali and Spanish) and to learn more, click here.

Gifted and Talented/Young Scholars Specialists

Elementary (K-5) – Mark Aronson, 651-423-7945

Middle School (6-8)Amy Denneson, 651-423-7836

High School: The principal at the high school for which you are seeking information