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 October 24 - November 4, 2022 all District U-46 sixth grade students will participate in Gifted Universal Screening.  We will be administering the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) during the school day.  While current sixth grade IGNITE and Dual IGNITE students will participate in the screening, their continued participation is automatic, they advance to Middle School Gifted.

    Universal CogAT screening of current third graders took place in the Spring of 2022.  Those third graders who did not participate will test in October.

    Students residing in the district who are not currently enrolled will test on November 4th.  Students must register by October 28 to be tested on November 4th. 



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