Application Process

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STEP 1: Attend a Tour

We offer select dates for families to tour Atheneum.  During the guided tour, parents will visit our classrooms, meet our teachers and see the program in action!

All tours start at 8:30 am and last approximately one hour.  Please meet at the Salem Hills/Atheneum front office where you will be asked to sign in.  

Tour Dates:
-Thursday, November 7
-Thursday, February 13
-Thursday, April 2
-Thursday, May 21

Please click here to RSVP to attend a tour of Atheneum.

STEP 2: Complete the Online Application

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

Click here to fill out 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

STEP 3: Eligibility Testing
After attending a tour and completing the Atheneum application, families need to complete the eligibility testing. 

To learn more about this final step, you can find information on the Eligibility Testing page.