Frequently Asked Questions
Atheneum’s Frequently Asked Questions
Where is the Atheneum program located?

5899 Babcock Trail
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077

What grade levels are at Atheneum?

 Atheneum currently has classrooms for grades 2 - 5.

What is the school’s schedule?

 Atheneum school hours are 8:30 a.m. - 3:10 p.m.

Is transportation provided?

If the child is a resident of the Inver Grove Heights Community Schools, busing transportation is provided. Families living outside of the district must provide their own transportation. 

Can I visit the school and meet the teachers?

We would love to have you visit Atheneum. To do so, please RSVP to one of our tour dates that best fits your schedule.

How are students selected for Atheneum?

Students are selected based on the placement criteria which can be found here.

What testing does an applicant need?

Every student must have the following assessments completed for consideration into the Atheneum Gifted Magnet Program:

  • MAP Reading and Math - Achievement Measure
  • CogAT - Ability Measure
  • WISC - Aptitude Test

When will we find out who our child's teacher is and what school supplies to purchase?

Families who are enrolled for the 2016-2017 school year will receive detailed information in August via mail from Salem Hills Elementary School/Atheneum.


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