Application Process

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STEP 1: Attend a Tour

We offer select dates for families to tour Atheneum. This year we will be offering both in person and virtual tours.  The content of the tours will be essentially the same in both formats.  During the in person tours, we will be able to go take a look at each of the Atheneum classrooms to meet the teachers and see what a typical day in an Atheneum classroom looks like.  At the virtual tour, you will get an overview of the Atheneum program, learn about our curriculum and ask questions.  

All in person tours last approximately one hour. 

In Person Tour Dates:
-Friday, November 18 at 10:00 am
-Thursday, January 19 at 8:30 am
-Thursday, April 6 at 8:30 am
-Thursday, May 18 at 8:30 am

All virtual tours start at 7:00 pm and last approximately one hour. 

Virtual Tour Dates:
-Thursday, December 15
-Thursday, March 9

To attend a tour, please RSVP by clicking here.  You will then be emailed more information and a Zoom link (if applicable) to attend.  

STEP 2: Complete the Online Application

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

Please click here to fill out the Atheneum 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.