LEAP Referral Process
All Lindbergh students in grades 1-3 will participate in Universal Screening. Families will be notified if their student qualifies for further gifted screening and more information will be solicited at that time. For the 2020-21 school year, students in grades 2-3 will be screened during the first semester for potential January enrollment. Students in first grade will be screened during the second semester for potential enrollment in the fall of 2021.
Referrals will be accepted for students in kindergarten and grades 4-12. Referrals submitted between Jan. 1-Aug. 31 will be part of the first semester testing cycle, with testing occurring during the first semester of the current school year. Students who qualify during this testing period will begin classes in January of the current school year. The only exception is for kindergarten students, who will not begin LEAP programming until the first semester of first grade.
Referrals submitted between Sept. 1-Dec. 31 will be part of the second semester testing cycle, with testing occurring during the second semester of the current school year. Students who qualify during this testing period will begin classes in August of the following school year.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this testing schedule may be adjusted during the 2020-21 school year to account for testing backlogs. Tests will be administered according to the timestamps of referrals.
The LEAP referral process is approved by the Lindbergh Schools Board of Education and certified by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
Students transferring into Lindbergh Schools may submit results from intelligence tests that were administered by their former school districts. Tests need to be the same as those used by Lindbergh Gifted Education. Previous enrollment in a gifted program does not guarantee enrollment in LEAP.
Students with scores at or above the 95th percentile will be considered for LEAP. Test results must be received by our office at least one week prior to the start of each semester. Information received after this point will be considered for the following semester's admissions process.
Please contact Cathie Page at 314-729-2400, ext. 4902 or firstname.lastname@example.org for questions regarding the transfer process.