Gifted Education
265 Old State Road, Ellisville, MO 63021
Phone (636) 891-6550

​​​​​​​​The Rockwood Gifted and Talented program provides students with a rigorous curriculum that is accelerated in order to meet the academic needs of students.

All children have strengths and positive attributes. Students identified as gifted learners, when compared to others in the same grade level, have an advanced capacity to learn and apply what is learned in one or more subject areas, or in the performing or fine arts. This advanced capacity requires modifications to the regular curriculum to ensure these children are challenged and learn new material. Gifted does not connote good or better; it is a term that allows students to be identified for services that meet their unique learning needs.

Middle school students who need gifted services receive these services 1) in the classroom through differentiation and acceleration and 2) during an Academic Stretch course offered at the middle school level.

Below are some answers to some frequently asked questions.

 Frequently Asked Questions

  • How does a child qualify for gifted services at the middle school level?

    The process for identifying gifted students begins when a student is nominated for the program by a staff member, parent, or student. Placement in the program is determined by accumulated points on a four-criteria weighted scale matrix. ​Read more about identification.

  • What are the assessment tools that are used in the identification process?


  • May students be re-evaluated or may they be tested at private testing centers?

    Rockwood students nominated for the gifted program must be administered an intelligence test by district personnel in order to qualify for the program. Students with a score of 132 or higher will be considered for the program through the basic identification process. Read more about retesting.

  • Where can I find information about acceleration in Rockwood classroom?

    Rockwood supports acceleration as a key intervention for providing challenging educational opportunities for advanced learners in their home schools. View the resource guide for acceleration.

 Contact Information

  • Center for Creative Learning
    265 Old State Road
    Ellisville, MO 63021
    Phone: 636-891-6550
    Fax: 636-891-8884
    Driving Directions
    Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.