DEFINITIONS of GIFTEDNESS
“(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.
Engineering, Coding, Math and Scientific discovery is the primary focus of the program.
Engaging students in hands-on, inquiry based activities is the cornerstone of the program.
Students discover the real world connections via specifically designed field trips.
Gifted and Talented Education Coordinator
"Hide not your talents. They for use were made. What's a sundial in the shade?"