Gifted Program

Marissa Cochran
Critical Thinking Teacher
(660) 563-3028 ext. 4103
[email protected]

In Missouri, school districts and charter schools may establish programs to meet the needs of students whose needs are not met in existing school programs because of their precocious capacity and learning potential. Gifted and talented students require a unique academic environment to meet their learning needs so they can make continuous progress. They need

  • curriculum that will challenge them in all classroom settings;
  • enrichment;
  • accelerated learning opportunities; and
  • appropriate social and emotional support.

Gifted learners need services provided by well-trained teachers, who challenge and support them, in order to fully develop their gifts and talents.

By participating in gifted education programs, these learners can develop skills to help them positively shape and impact the world.

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Critical Thinking Handbook