Bear Creek Elementary Fifth Grade

January 24-28

GT Testing and Referrals

Testing for Gifted & Talented (GT) Services

and/or the ASPIRE Academy

Kindergarten through 5th Grade currently enrolled students may be referred and tested for GT services and/or the ASPIRE Academy during the windows below:

Referral Window: January 10 - January 28

Testing Window: February 1 - February 28

GT Decisions mailed: March 28

ASPIRE Decisions mailed: April 27

Visit the Advanced Academics Website ( to refer your child for testing, and please allow thirty minutes to complete the “Parent Inventory/Permission to Test” online form.

If you are unable to refer your child online, you may pick up a paper copy of the referral form in the front office of your home campus.

For more information regarding the testing process, please view one of the following videos below. All videos can also be found at


Kinder Spanish

Grades 1-4

Grades 1-4 Spanish

5th to 6th Grade

Preferred Participation Consent for Puberty Education in Grades 4-5

Please complete this form to indicate your preference for your child’s participation in the above program. If you choose for your child not to participate, your child will be provided an alternate location while this program is being presented. If the form is not completed, and turned into the campus nurse a week prior to the date on your campus notification letter, your child will not participate in the program.


The Fifth Grade Team!

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Merissa Sorenson - Humanities

Shanda Beach - Self-Contained (all subjects)

Lauren Dixon - Humanities

Natalie Carney - Math/Science

Jason Tom - Math/Science

Conference Time: 10:45 - 11:30am (except Tuesdays)