Advanced Learning for
Pattonville High Achievers

This program encompasses an interdisciplinary curriculum that encourages independent and self-directed learning for students K-5.

KONNECT is a kindergarten outreach program which is designed to identify students for the gifted program. During the first semester a series of whole class lessons are taught by gifted specialists with the classroom teacher involved in observation and follow up. Lessons include critical and creative problem solving. A calendar of thinking activities for each month of the school year is provided for families to be engaged in with their child at home. Based on data from observation whole class lessons and recommendations from the kindergarten teacher and parents, screening and testing for possible inclusion in the elementary gifted program follows. Kindergarten students who meet the criteria for the Pattonville Gifted Program come to the ALPHA Center for one half day during the second semester. Problem solving in Mathematics and Communication Activities form the basis of the curriculum.

The ALPHA program for grades 1-5 meet one full day per week at the ALPHA Center located at Holman Middle School. Students participate in both required and choice classes which emphasize the following areas:

productive and critical thinking

logic and reasoning
interpretive reading
group and independent study
global and geographic education
technology applications
oral and written communcation
aesthetic appreciation
research using multiple resources.  

Telephone: (314) 213-8245  

8:40 AM - 2:40 PM
Fifth Grade
Fourth Grade
Third Grade
First and Second Grades
Building Services, AM only

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Monday, March 3, 2014
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