PEGS Application Process

  • The PEGS application process involves screening, individual evaluation and possible placement. Please follow the application steps outlined below.

    • Obtain the current PEGS application packet from your home district's administrative office or gifted education office after September. If no packets are available in the home district, please contact Cathie Page at 314-729-2400, ext. 4902 or cpage@lindberghschools.ws.

    • Complete the following steps:
      • Complete the Application Form
      • Complete the Assessment Summary
      • Provide Wechsler Intelligence Scales (WISC-V, WASI-II, or WPPSI-IV) assessment results of 138 or above. The submission must include all subtest scores, administered no more than 12 months prior to the date of application
      • Provide a Reading Level Assessment from the current school year
      • Complete two/three copies of the Release of Information form. Forward one copy to the student's school and a second to their gifted education department if appropriate, and mail the second/third copy, along with all application materials to Lindbergh Gifted Education, PEGS Admissions, Sperreng Middle School, 12111 Tesson Ferry Rd., St. Louis, MO 63128.
    • Completed student application packets must be received by the first Monday in February to guarantee a full review by the PEGS Advisory Committee prior to the beginning of the next school year. This deadline has been extended to March 1, 2021 for current first grade applicants only.

    • The admissions committee determines whether a student qualifies for further testing. If so, PEGS personnel schedules and administers testing. Students with qualifying scores move on to the PEGS Admissions Committee interview which takes place in person at Lindbergh Schools.

    • The PEGS Advisory Committee evaluates all student information and determines eligibility for acceptance. You will receive a letter indicating whether or not your student has been accepted.

    • If accepted, you must return the Intent to Participate Form within two weeks of notification of acceptance. Failure to respond within the two weeks will result in loss of placement.

    *PEGS is administered and operated by either Lindbergh Schools or the Pattonville School District. The policies and regulations of the respective Boards of Education, including policies regarding non-discrimination and equal opportunity govern the respective operations of the program.