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Office hours for all focus teachers are hours are 9 AM to 2 PM (lunch 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM).  Teachers will respond to emails and set up optional times to talk outside these hours by request.
The FOCUS (gifted) program provides services beyond those ordinarily offered through a standard curriculum. It is housed at CAIR.  It is based on differentiated curriculum, which refers to a set of experiences that are qualitatively different from those provided in the regular classroom.  The learning experience of a gifted program enriches and extends concepts, skills and strategies initially introduced in the regular curriculum.  It involves problem solving processes and higher levels of thinking that are not presented in the regular curriculum.  The program meets the needs of students in both the cognitive or intellectual area as well as the affective or emotional area.  The program focuses on five areas of development:  intellectual abilities, understanding of self, creative potential, problem solving skills and lifelong learning skills.  The FOCUS program services 1st grade through 12th.  Students can be referred to the FOCUS program for consideration by teachers and/or parents.


The following scores are required for acceptance into the FOCUS/Gifted program:

  • Cognitive Composite Score:  124
  • General Ability Index (GAI):   124
  • Achievement (3 areas):
    • Reading - 95 percentile
    • Math - 95 percentile
    • Written Language - 95 percentile
    • Science - 95 percentile
    • Social Studies - 95 percentile
    • Academic Knowledge - 95 percentile
  • Creativity/Abstract Reasoning:  90 percentile
  • Grandview C4 Gifted Learner Checklist Survey:  64 point average

The district also participates in a multi-district program that supports the highly gifted student. Please view the link provided for more information for the PEGS program housed in the Center School District.

If you have questions about the Gifted Education Program, please contact the counselor in your child’s school or the Special Services Administrative Office.


Special Services Administrative Office
13007 10th Street
Grandview, MO 64030





FOCUS Teachers
1001 Main Street
Grandview, MO 64012
Dr. Vicki Adams
Vicki Adams
Scott Bounds
Calvetta Leek