Talent Development and Acceleration Services

  • Talent Development and Acceleration Services (TDAS) celebrates the many unique abilities, talents, interests and social-emotional needs of students by supporting implementation and delivery of rich, differentiated curriculum. We support schools in offering opportunities that stimulate the intellectual curiosity of students who aspire to high academic achievement.

    TDAS Programs and Services:

    • Staff development supporting differentiation for acceleration
    • Assessment (including CogAT and Portfolio)
    • K-5 Identification and acceleration support
    • 6-8 acceleration support
    • AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination)
    • Advanced Placement (AP)
    • International Baccalaureate (IB)
    • APEX courses, subject and/or grade level acceleration 
    • Capitol Hill Gifted and Talented Magnet (Serving Grades 1-8)
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    What is Gifted and Talented? 

    Gifted and talented children and youth are those students with outstanding abilities, identified at preschool, elementary, and secondary levels ...

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    Assessment Information 

    Students in St. Paul Public Schools are assessed through the CogAT7 and/or the portfolio process. It is our intention to provide multiple measures for students to be identified for services.


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    Office of Talent Development and Acceleration Services
    1930 Como Avenue
    Saint Paul, MN. 55108