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Gifted Services

Our Gifted Services is also known as the Voyagers Program

In Kansas, gifted services are provided through Special Education and should be regarded as one part of the continuum in the total educational system. Gifted services are provided upon the determination that students are:

  • severely discrepant from their peers, and
  • their needs cannot be met through general education alone.
  The Goals of Gifted Services in USD 232
  • To provide support for continuous academic growth through challenging curricular opportunities.
  • To promote the expectation that students will be producers of knowledge, not simply consumers of information.
  • To provide opportunities for students to enhance their skills through interactions with peers of similar intellectual ability and interests.
  • To promote the pursuit of excellence in personal and scholarly achievement as a lifelong endeavor.
  • To promote personal responsibility and accountability in our students' academic careers and social relationships.

Gifted Resources

Hoagies’ Gifted Education Page

Giftedness: Everything parents, educators, administrators, counselors, psychologists, and gifted children & teens need to know, including articles and research.

Science Friday

Covering the outer reaches of space to the tiniest microbes in our bodies, Science Friday is the source for entertaining and educational stories about science, technology, and other cool stuff.

National Association for Gifted Children

NAGC's mission is to support those who enhance the growth and development of gifted and talented children through education, advocacy, community building, and research. We aim to help parents and families, K-12 education professionals including support service personnel, and members of the research and higher education community who work to help gifted and talented children as they strive to achieve their personal best and contribute to their communities.

SENG: Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted

SENG is an organization that wants to help ensure that gifted children are understood, accepted, nurtured, and supported by their families, schools, and workplaces.

USD 232 Gifted Identification Process

Parents and guardians often wonder how children are identified for gifted services. Please download the Gifted Information Packet for Parents for more information about this process. It should answer many frequently asked questions. 

Gifted Information Packet for Parents


If you need additional information, please contact the Special Services Department at 913-667-6208 or email Andrea West, Director of Special Services.