Helios Assessments

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Giftedness is not what you do or how hard you work. It is who you are. You think differently. You experience life intensely. You care about injustice. You seek meaning. You appreciate and strive for the exquisite. You are painfully sensitive. You are extremely complex. You cherish integrity. Your truth-telling has gotten you in trouble. Should 98% of the population find you odd, seek the company of those who love you just the way you are. You are not broken. You do not need to be fixed. You are utterly fascinating. Trust yourself!"

-- Dr. Linda Silverman

Applying Students Grades k-8

At Helios we require IQ testing, a Characteristics of Giftedness Assessment Parent Questionnaire (found on Ravenna), and teacher observations collected during workshops and home visits by grade-level teachers or administrators. 

Please reach out to our Advancement Director Noa Mendelevitch, or call us at (408) 475-0017, to learn more about Helios and begin the admissions process.

Scheduling IQ Testing (online options available)

Please schedule your IQ assessment  as soon as possible to ensure completion before the NEW February 26 deadline.

You are welcome to use any licensed clinical psychologist who is experienced in administering the WECHSLER Scale to children. A testing providers list can be found here, including ONLINE OPTIONS.

We recommend you use Giftedness Support Center for your testing needs: INFO@GIFTEDSUPPORTCENTER.COM or send an email to ann.smith@giftedsupportcenter.com. 

Ann Smith





Ann is Executive Director of Gifted Support Center, which she founded in 2011. She serves as Past-President for the California Association for the Gifted, on the advisory board for the Belin-Blank International Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development, on the Editorial Board for the Gifted Education Communicator, on the Blue Ribbon Advisory Committee for the USC/US Department of Education Jacob Javits Grant, Project CHANGE, and on a Public Policy Committee for the Institute for Educational Advancement. Ann spearheaded the creation of Leave Your Sleep for Education, an interdisciplinary language arts curriculum that uses poetry and music as stimuli to learning across disciplines for PreK–8th grade. Ann has a special interest in advocating for appropriate academic, social, and emotional accommodations for gifted children, and she is passionate about enhancing learning outcomes for all children, especially children living in disadvantaged communities. Prior to her work in the field of gifted education, Ann’s background includes over 25 years of extensive corporate management, business development and entrepreneurial experience.