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Gifted Education Information

CCPS provides gifted education services to eligible students. In order for a student to be evaluated for eligibility, additional areas of strength, and/or CBG Academy admission, a Gifted Program Services Referral and Review Form must be submitted to start the process. These forms may be completed by parents/guardians, community members, teachers, or students and are available throughout the year during normal operating hours from staff members in the Hopkins front officeVerbal or email communications do not serve as a substitute for this form.

There are referral windows during which students are screened and referrals are solicited. These windows are the recommended times to refer, as they occur prior to the division’s established gifted assessment dates and CBG Academy decisions for particular grade levels. Signed and dated referral forms must be submitted to the student’s school by the end of the school day on the referral deadline date to be considered for assessment during the testing window for that grade level. If any of these dates falls on a weekend, school holiday/break, or snow day, the deadline is the end of the next school day in which school is in session. 

Referral deadlines are as follows:
  • October 15 - students currently in grade 5
  • January 15 - students currently in grades 2-4 and grades 6-12
  • March 15 - students currently in kindergarten or grade 1
More information can be found on the county website through this link: