St. Louis Regional
Program for Exceptionally
Gifted Students (PEGS)
The program provides a full-time, multi-aged, enriched and extended academic program for those highly gifted students who need an alternative to the regular classroom. Through an individualized plan for instruction, this program addresses each student's unique needs for an accelerated, challenging, academic program and offers an organized system for attaining social and emotional growth skills.
PEGS North offers several monthly Open Houses for prospective families to attend to learn more about PEGS North. We provide school tours, explain how the program works, show resources and try to answer all of your questions.
PEGS Open House dates are set for 9:00-10:15 on the following dates.
PEGS is located at Remington Traditional School
102 Fee Fee Road
Maryland Heights, MO 63043
The PEGS curriculum assures mastery of the basic knowledge and skills contained in the frameworks of the school districts housing the program. PEGS provides an accelerated and enriched curriculum for exceptionally gifted students based on the following principles:
- Accelerated learning through curriculum compacting.
- Advanced training in critical and creative thinking
and research skills required in the various academic subjects
- Creative production of projects based on topics
of special interest to students.
- Special assistance with social and emotional
- Mentors to enrich and extend learning in their
areas of expertise.
- Mainstreaming for fine arts and physical education
with students their own age.
Students must meet all three criteria to apply for admission to
- Reside in St. Louis City, St. Louis County, St. Charles County or Jefferson County
- Entering grades 1-8 or the chronological age
for those grades
- Attain on a Wechsler Intelligence Scale IQ/Index
full scale score of 140.
Application packets may be obtained from the superintendent's
office of your public school district. The deadline is February 1st
of each year.
Intelligence test scores, classroom observations, performance and
other indicators of exceptional giftedness are used to identify
students who are eligible for the program. Students must take an
individual intelligence test selected by the PEGS Advisory Committee,
approved by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
and administered through PEGS.
Parents are responsible for transporting their student to and from