North Thurston Public Schools has begun accepting applications for its academically gifted programs for the 2011-12 school year.
Applications for Challenge Academy, for students in grades six through eight, are due Feb. 4. The program is housed at Aspire Middle School for the Performing Arts.
Applications for the Talented and Gifted (TAG) Program, for grades three through five at Lakes Elementary School, are due Feb. 28.
For more information, call 360-412-4497 or go to www.nthurston.k12.wa.us , click on “Programs and Departments” and then click “Gifted Education.”