2020 Frontier Schools Gifted Education

Contact Information

msturges@frontierschools.org

816-363-1907 ext 1230

Address

6700 Corporate Drive

Kansas City, Missouri 64120

DEFINITIONS of GIFTEDNESS

FEDERAL DEFINITION

“(22) GIFTED AND TALENTED- The term gifted and talented', when used with respect to students, children, or youth, means students, children, or youth who give evidence of high achievement capability in areas such as intellectual, creative, artistic, or leadership capacity, or in specific academic fields, and who need services or activities not ordinarily provided by the school in order to fully develop those capabilities.” [Title IX, Part A, Definition 22. (2002)]

STATE OF MO DEFINITION

Section 162.675. RSMo defines gifted children as "those children who exhibit precocious development of mental capacity and learning potential as determined by competent professional evaluation to the extent that continued educational growth and stimulation could best be served by an academic environment beyond that offered through a standard grade level curriculum."

Download DESE Gifted Program Guidelines

Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Manual includes more information about the gifted programs in the state of Missouri.

 

PDF

Download Frontier Schools Gifted Education Manual

Manual includes more information about the gifted programs at different Frontier campuses and student placement procedures.

 

STEM FOCUS

Engineering, Coding, Math and Scientific discovery is the primary focus of the program.

resources

Engaging students in hands-on, inquiry based activities is the cornerstone of the program.

field trips

Students discover the real world connections via specifically designed field trips.

Mentorship

Students learn about various professions through presentations and mentorship opportunities.

Ugur Demircan

Superintendent

Megan Sturges

Gifted and Talented Education Coordinator

"Hide not your talents. They for use were made. What's a sundial in the shade?"

Benjamin Franklin

STUDENT

SELECTION

Frontier Schools Gifted Education identification protocol is prepared according with the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education guidelines.

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