LEAP Eligibility Process
All Lindbergh students in grades 1-8 will participate in universal screening. Families will be notified if their students qualify for further gifted screening and more information will be solicited at that time.
For students in grades 1-8, our gifted specialists will review each student's fall math and reading standardized test scores and begin testing eligible students. Testing will start with eighth graders and work its way down to first graders. Qualifying students will start LEAP in the semester following identification to ensure all students in each grade level are screened equitably. Please note that not all students will be tested before winter break.
Starting in 2024-25, students in second grade will have an additional screening opportunity using a logical reasoning assessment. This screening will take place during the spring semester for potential enrollment at the start of third grade.
Gifted Screening Referrals
Referrals will be accepted for students in kindergarten and private, parochial and homeschooled students.
Referrals submitted between Jan. 1-Aug. 31 will be part of the first semester testing cycle, with testing occurring during the fall semester of the current school year. Referrals submitted between Sept. 1-Dec. 31 will be part of the second semester testing cycle, with testing occurring during the spring semester of the current school year. Qualifying students will start LEAP in the semester following identification to ensure all students in each grade level are screened equitably.
Please complete the LEAP Referral Form for students in kindergarten and private, parochial and homeschooled students. There is no need to complete the form for Lindbergh students in grades 1-8, as screening is automatically done through the district and parents are notified if their child is eligible for further testing.
Students are limited to one IQ test per calendar year and allowed up to two IQ tests during their academic career. All screening is conducted by Lindbergh gifted specialists and private testing will not be accepted during the application process.
Students transferring into Lindbergh Schools who were previously enrolled in a gifted program may submit results from intelligence and achievement tests that were administered by their former school districts. Tests need to be the same or similar to those used by Lindbergh Gifted Education. Previous enrollment in a gifted program does not guarantee enrollment in LEAP.
Students with academic and achievement scores at or above the 95th percentile will be considered for LEAP. Please contact Cathie Page at 314-729-2400, ext. 1920 or email@example.com for questions regarding the transfer process.
The LEAP eligibility process is approved by the Lindbergh Schools Board of Education and certified by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.