Upcoming Events


  • Important Dates 

    February 19 Presidents Day-- No School

    February 21 Scholars Archery Tournament (AM only)

    February 21-22 WINGS Chess Club (W&TH)

    February 22: WINGS 1st & 2nd Grade New Student Orientation 5pm

    February 24 Scholars Regional Science Olympiad

    February 26-27 WINGS Chess Club (M&T)

    February 26 1st-2nd Grade 3rd Trimester Begins

    February 29 Scholar Bowl Tournament #3 Kickapoo 5pm




  • WINGS New Student Orientation


    1ST-2ND GRADE: Thursday, February 22

    You and your eligible student are asked to attend the new student orientation meeting to learn important information about the program. During this time, your child will meet their new WINGS teachers and learn about the course opportunities available. 

    Limited space is available for parents & guardians. Child care and space is not available for siblings of new students.


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  • 2023-2024 WINGS Enrollment

    To enroll 1st and 2nd grade students who have recently qualified for gifted services through Springfield Public Schools, please complete this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd5TPf9x4A36Ya2UMEkwmQpOoTTqPVMtl8W3J7g_EVbnTnVpA/viewform

    To update WINGS enrollment or if your student is re-enrolling, please call the office at 417-523-3300.

    If your child has not yet tested for gifted services, please complete a referral form found on the left side of this webpage and send it to Ms. Laura Sheeley at lesheeley@spsmail.org or mail it to the Phelps office at 934 S. Kimbrough Ave. Springfield, MO 65806.

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  • WINGS Penny Challenge Feb 5-29

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  • Explore 2024 at Phelps. For more details, call 417-523-3300

    Explore 2024 course descriptions can be found here!

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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 

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