Program for Exceptionally Gifted Students
The PEGS program identifies and serves exceptionally gifted students in a full-time academic environment appropriate for their unique instructional and affective needs. The program is funded by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education along with the North Kansas City School District.
Although students generally are in groups with other students close to their chronological age, at times multi-age groups are formed to meet individual or group needs. North Kansas City Schools supports students who meet the qualifying guidelines in grades 3 - 6. Students loop with their teacher from 3rd to 4th and 5th to 6th grades.
Regardless of their age or grouping patterns, students’ progress along a continuum of skills and content. In addition to working through regular compacted curriculum, students are encouraged to pursue individual interests and passions. Students are taught supportive process skills necessary to be successful, creative producers.
As students become ready to accomplish an in-depth investigation, a combination of enrichment, acceleration, and standard curriculum is offered. Strategies utilized include small and large group work, pre-testing, curriculum compacting and individual research and study.