There are 13 Regional Gifted Centers, designed to provide appropriate services for children identified as gifted. A differentiated, enriched curriculum allows for skill development appropriate for the gifted student's abilities and interests. Three Regional Gifted Centers are designed for students who are English Language Learners (Greeley, Orozco, and Pulaski), and whose first language is Polish, Russian, or Spanish.
Three Regional Gifted Centers are full-site centers (Edison, Keller, and Lenart), meaning that all students in these schools are in the Regional Gifted Center, and no student may enroll in the schools without participating in the application and selection process. Ten Regional Gifted Centers are housed in neighborhood schools (Beaubien, Bell, Carnegie, Coonley, Greeley, National Teachers Academy, Orozco, Pritzker, Pulaski and South Loop), meaning that the school has two separate programs, a regular education program and the Regional Gifted Center program. One Regional Gifted Center is housed in a magnet school (Beasley) – in this case, the school has two separate programs, a magnet school and a Regional Gifted Center.
None. Students across the city may apply.
For more information, visit the website for the Office of Access and Enrollment at www.cpsoae.org and click 'Programs' and 'Selective Enrollment Elementary Schools.'