Navigator Program

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What is the Navigator Program and is it right for my child?

The Navigator Program serves exceptionally gifted students (IQs of 140 and above) in 2nd through 5th grade. This unique program provides a specialized learning environment capitalizing on the unique intellectual strengths of its learners. Navigator classrooms are located in Excelsior and Scenic Heights Elementary schools, but serve students from across the district and beyond through open-enrollment.

Applications to the Navigator Program for the 2022-23 school year are due Friday, January 15, 2022.

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Parent Information Sessions

Join us for a virtual informational presentation shared by the Navigator Director and teachers. Learn about the unique mission and instructional design of the program, and hear from parents about the impact Navigator has had on their highly gifted children. Application steps and criteria for placement will be reviewed, and parents will have the opportunity to ask questions.

  • Tuesday, November 9 from 6:30-8 p.m., virtual meeting
  • Monday, November 15, from 6:30-8 p.m., virtual meeting

Please complete this brief registration form before noon on the day you wish to attend.  Shortly before the session, you will receive a Google Meeting link via the email account you used to register.  We hope you’ll join us!

Register for an Information Session

Frequently Asked Questions

navigator program Contact

Diane Rundquist
Director of Advanced Learner Programs

Submit questions and feedback online and receive a response within one business day through Let’s Talk.

Let's Talk


Contact Student Accounting

Student last names A-L:
Monika Salden

Student last names M-Z:
Lori Schwartz

Office Hours
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Fax: 952-401-5092

Mailing Address:
Minnetonka Schools Student Registration
5621 County Rd 101
Minnetonka, MN 55345

*Please note, to schedule a tour you may call the school of interest directly or complete our visit form.