Application Process

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STEP 1: Attend a Tour

We offer select dates for families to tour Atheneum.  At this time, due to COVID-19, our tours will be virtual for the foreseeable future.  During the virtual tour via Zoom, parents will meet our teachers and learn about the program.  If restrictions change later in the year, there may be in person tours added.

All tours start at 6:00 pm and last approximately one hour. 

Tour Dates:
-Thursday, November 18
-Thursday, February 10
-Thursday, April 14
-Thursday, May 19

To attend a tour, please  RSVP.  You will then be emailed more information and a Zoom link to attend.  

STEP 2: Complete the Online Application

This application is for families who live out-of-district.

Please click here to submit the application.

ISD 199 Families
  • All first and second grade students in ISD 199 are screened for Gifted and Talented services, including eligibility for the Atheneum Gifted Magnet Program.
  • ISD 199 parent/guardians of students in grade 3 and 4 who meet the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) criteria may request re-evaluation by contacting Rachel McLaughlin (Department of Learning) at 651-306-7469 or [email protected]

STEP 3: Eligibility Testing

After attending a tour and completing the Atheneum application, families need to complete eligibility testing.  To learn more about this final step, you can find information on the Eligibility Testing page.