• Core Academic Gifted Classes - IGNITE


    U-46 provides Core Academic Gifted Classes to 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students who are invited into the IGNITE program. These students have been screened and demonstrate exceptional intellectual ability and high-level performance across core academic subjects: language arts; math; science; and social studies. IGNITE participants are enrolled in Gifted core classes and are integrated with grade-level students for all others including homeroom, lunch, and extracurricular activities. 

    IGNITE sites are geographically accessible in eight schools across the District.

    For more information on IGNITE or other Gifted screening, visit: Gifted Identification Process


    Dual IGNITE


    For 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students who are identified for gifted placement and are enrolled in the district's dual language program, U-46 provides two-way dual language sections for core academic classes. Participants receive the benefits of IGNITE programming with the added bonus of a two-way curriculum that embraces the dual language pedagogy and philosophy to support optimal student educational experiences. These students will have a rich and robust bilingual, bi-literate and bicultural learning environment.