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Academic Talent Program

Academic Talent Program

The Academic Talent Program (ATP) is a magnet class program for students in grades 4 through middle school who are identified as highly gifted using local measurements. The ATP offers students the opportunity to work in a homogeneous setting where their unique talents and abilities are challenged to the fullest extent. The curriculum is fast paced, complex and individualized. ATP is not for all students who are gifted and/or academically strong. It is not a gateway to Advanced Placement courses or top-ranked colleges. To find out more information about what ATP is and what it is not, click on the links below to view the past year's presentation slides. 
The selection of students for the ATP is based on the CogAT scores within San Ramon Valley Unified School District local norms (a comparison of students within our district). To be initially eligible for ATP selection, students must receive a Local Percentile Rank (LPR) of 97 or above on the locally normed CogAT taken at SRVUSD. These scores are not the same as the nationally normed scores that are posted on Campus Portal. Local scores can be obtained by contacting the Assessment Office at or Tiffany Marquez at
Parents of students who have qualifying scores will be notified by a letter. The ATP selection panel also reviews students' other measures, such as classroom work samples and input from the school to select students who demonstrate the ability and need to work in a highly challenging and fast-paced instructional environment. Based on these measures, students will be accepted and placed in the ATP program. ATP classes are currently offered at Bella Vista Elementary School and at Diablo Vista, Gale Ranch, and Windemere Ranch Middle Schools. 
District Contacts

District Contacts

Kit Bragg
Director: Assessment, Research, and Evaluation
Educational Services
Annabel Hurlburt
Director: Instruction/Elementary
Educational Services
District Administrative Secretary
Educational Services Technical Analyst
GATE and ATP Timeline

2023-2024 School Year
GATE and ATP Timeline

November -- TBD Results of 11/4/23 CogAT Released
November 27, 2023 Elementary Parent Information Meeting by Invitation Only -- Interest Forms Sent After Meeting
November 28, 2023 Middle School Parent Information Meeting by Invitation Only -- Interest Forms Sent After Meeting
December 15, 2023 ATP Interest Forms Due for both Elementary and Middle School to Ed Services
January 20, 2024 Multiple Measures Testing by Invitation Only -- Elementary and Middle School
February 6, 2024 Elementary ATP Acceptance Forms Due to Ed Services
February 16, 2024 Middle School ATP Acceptance Forms Due to Ed Services