The Eligibility and Application Process - What To Expect 

PEGS is a full-time classroom placement for highly gifted students; applications are due by February 1st of each school year for placement consideration that begins the following school year. 

In order to apply for PEGS, your child must meet ALL THREE of the following criteria:
  • reside in St. Louis City, St. Louis County, St. Charles County or Jefferson County
  • be preparing to enter grades 1-8 or the chronological age for those grades
  • attain a Full Scale IQ or GAI Index score of at least 140 on a Wechsler Intelligence Scale IQ test 
    (score must be current within 365 days of application submission)
  1. Pick up an application packet from the superintendent's office of your public school district. Required application materials include:

    • Application Form
    • Assessment Summary
    • documentation of Wechsler Intelligence Scales (WISC-V, WASI-II, or WPPSI-IV) assessment results of 140 or above
      (The submission must include all subtest scores, administered no more than 12 months prior to the date of application)
    • reading level assessment from the current school year
    • copies of Release of Information form
      • forward one copy to your child's current school
      • forward one copy to your district's gifted education department, if appropriate 
      • include one copy along with all application materials
    Send all application materials to:
    St. Louis Regional PEGS
    Sperreng Middle School
    12111 Tesson Ferry Rd
    St. Louis, MO 63128

  2. You will be notified when all components of the application packet have been received. Completed application packets must be received by February 1st for placement consideration the following school year.

  3. An admissions committee determines whether a student qualifies for further testing. If so, PEGS personnel schedules and administers an additional individual intelligence test selected by the PEGS Advisory Committee, approved by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. 

  4. The PEGS Admissions Committee completes an interview with the student.

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

  6. If accepted, you must return the Intent to Participate Form.
If you have questions about the application process,
please contact Montize Aaron, Pattonville Director of Elementary Education, (314) 213-8090.

*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.