Welcome to the Gifted Program at U-46

  • U-46 provides a variety of gifted programs to ensure that every high-achieving student has an opportunity to excel.

    • AIM: Access to Inquiry and Meaning (AIM) is a talent development program for 2nd and 3rd grade students.
    • IGNITE: Inquiry and Gifted Network for Ingenuity Talent and Exploration (IGNITE) and it's Dual Languge counterpart are school-within-a-school programs for 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students who demonstrate achievement or specific academic aptitude in the areas of Mathematics and English Language Arts and perform beyond the norm for their age group.
    • Middle School Gifted: Gifted services continue through 8th grade with Gifted Sites at all U-46 Middle Schools; 5 of which also house Dual Language Gifted Programs.


    You can find more information regarding Gifted programs and services by exploring the tabs!

    Universal CogAT Screening

    Between February 27 - March 10, 2023 all District U-46 second grade students will participate in Gifted Universal Screening.  We will be administering the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) during the school day. Current third and sixth graders who did not participate previously will also test.

    Students residing in the district who are not currently enrolled will test on March 9.  Students must register by March 2 to be tested on March 9th.. 



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