GUPPY Eligibility

The GUPPY program has different sections for:

  • Grades 3-4
  • Grades 5-6

Although students may be younger than the grades stated, the nature of the acceleration and the high school level content, no exceptions to younger students will be granted.

The eligibility requirements are the SAME for all sections.

Student must submit the following with their GUPPY application:

  • One of the following minimum test scores:
    • PSAT 8/9: Math 410 or Reading 410
    • IOWA: 90th percentile
    • NWEA: 95th percentile
    • MSTEP: Level 4
    • IQ Test
    • NNAT: 90th percentile
    • CogAT: 90th percentile  
  • Teacher Recommendation Form from your math or science teacher: During your online application, you will be asked to provide the teacher's school email address, and we will send them an email requesting that they fill out an online recommendation for you. (Do NOT ask your teacher to write you a letter of recommendation - only our online recommendation form will be accepted.)

  • Most recent grade report

  • Short Essay response (view Essay Question)