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  • WINGS New Student  Enrollment Spring 2023

    If your student qualified for gifted services and would like to enroll in WINGS starting January 2023, you must fill out the 22-23 Enrollment Google Form by December 20, 2022. New Student Orientation will be held December 20 from 5:00-6:00 at the Phelps Center for Gifted Education.

    This enrollment form is only for students who recently qualified for the WINGS program, not for currently enrolled students or those who have not yet been referred. If you would like to have your student evaluated for gifted services, please follow the referral instructions on the bottom left corner of the sps.org/phelps home page.  

     If you have any questions, please call the Phelps office at 417-523-3300.

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  • WINGS Showcase Save the Date: Mon + Tues Families Dec 13  Wed + Thurs Families Dec 15 4:30-6:30pm at Phelps

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    We are happy to announce the return of WinterScape. It will be Saturday, February 25, 9 am to 3 pm (lunch included).  Attached is the application.  For more details, go to www.drury.edu/giftededucation and click on WinterScape.

    Click here to download the application.

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Phelps Center for Gifted Education

  • Gifted education programs and information on gifted children are the focus of the Phelps Center for Gifted Education.

    For 43 years, the Phelps Center for Gifted Education has provided gifted students a challenging and appropriate educational experience to help ensure their success. Located in the center of Springfield, the Center serves gifted children from all Springfield Public School attendance areas .

    Gifted students often have academic needs that benefit from an accelerated pace of instruction, more complexity in content, and opportunities to explore areas of interest or strength. The curriculum experiments are designed to address these needs and to encourage students to stretch themselves beyond their comfort levels. Additionally, the opportunity to interact with intellectual peers in a school setting is an important part of the experience.

    Gifted students are as diverse and unique as any group. Some gifted students adapt very well to school, make friends easily, and are comfortable with themselves. Others may find challenges at every turn. The decision to participate in a gifted program should be based, in large part, on the needs of each individual student. It is not a reward for achievement or good grades, rather an intervention to support student success using a variety of program options .


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  • Phelps Center for Gifted Education

    934 S. Kimbrough Ave.

    Springfield, MO  65806

    Phone:  (417) 523-3300

    Fax:  (417) 523-3395 

    Last Update  6-3-22

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