Gifted & Talented Services

The Hopkins Public Schools Gifted & Talented Services program offers support and guidance to our most able learners. The mission of this program is to provide gifted students the opportunity to discover and nurture their potential for academic excellence in challenging and supportive environments.

Each of our schools has a full-time Gifted & Talented coordinator who ensures exceptional students have access to rigorous educational opportunities in core subject areas. In conjunction with the classroom teachers, they provide a variety of programs and services for identified students in all grades.

Boasting a variety of educational opportunities is a fundamental feature of our Gifted & Talented Services program. By providing services appropriate to the academic level of each gifted student, each learner has the opportunity to achieve their highest potential. This philosophy ensures services are adequately provided to gifted students who are hard to identify through formal means, such as standardized testing.


Overview of Gifted & Talented Services

Hopkins offers a wide range of levels and types of gifted and talented programming.

Elementary Gifted & Talented Services

Hopkins Gifted & Talented Services are available at all six of our elementary schools, starting in kindergarten.

Junior High Gifted & Talented Services

Hopkins Gifted & Talented Services are available at both of our junior high schools.

High School Gifted & Talented Services

Hopkins High School offers a robust array of high level learning opportunities for the gifted and talented student.

Identifying Students for Gifted & Talented Services

There are a variety of criteria and considerations used to identify gifted and talented students.

Acceleration Services

Acceleration to a higher grade level may be considered for highly advanced students.

Credit by Assessment

Credit by Assessment is an opportunity for students to bypass a required course because they have already mastered the material.

Young Scientist Roundtables

A monthly program designed for students to learn about exciting ideas and developments in many scientific fields.

Support Your Child

What parents can do to support their Gifted and Talented student.

Volunteer with Gifted & Talented Services

A wide variety of volunteer opportunities is available for parents.

Additional Links

Keep abreast of information and opportunities that match your child.


Contact our Gifted and Talented Coordinators at each school.