Atheneum Gifted Magnet Program is proud to be a National Blue Ribbon High Performing School. The U.S. Department of Education awarded the school the designation in 2011.
The Atheneum program started in Inver Grove Heights in 2002. It serves students in grades 2-5. Students in Atheneum have to meet eligibility criteria determined by a district identification committee. Students invited to participate have been tested and found to be in the superior range of cognitive ability.
The program's mission is to provide a self-contained classroom option for students to enhance the daily academic rigor that will motivate and challenge this group of learners.
Interested in Atheneum? Atheneum tours are scheduled to take place from
9-10 a.m. on the following dates: January 8, February 13, March 4, March
19, April 8, April 24, May 6 and May 22.
If you would like to
schedule a tour at Inver Grove Heights Middle School or Simley High
School following one of the tours listed above, please contact Middle
School Guidance Counselor Jill Heasley at 651-306-7206 or Simley
Guidance Counselor Kris DeVries at 651-306-7005.