LEAP/Gifted program

Logic, Enrichment and Academic Pursuit
LEAP (Logic, Enrichment, and Academic Pursuit) is an intervention program for students who have been identified as gifted learners. The Raymore-Peculiar School District LEAP program services gifted students in grades 2-8. Gifted education in Raymore-Peculiar schools encourages students to assume greater responsibility for organizing and fulfilling their own affective and cognitive potential in an environment stimulated by the interaction of intellectual peers.

Students must meet qualifying levels on identified assessments in order to participate in LEAP. The levels are prescribed by the Missouri Board of Education and have been adapted to the Ray-Pec LEAP program.

Nomination period: Jan. 3 to 28, 2018



Nominations must be submitted by Jan. 28, 2018.

Each year, parents or teachers may nominate students in grades 1-7 for candidacy to be evaluated for LEAP. Read more: LEAP flyer

A student is required to qualify in three of the four following areas:

  • Academic Achievement:  A student must score at or above the 95th percentile on a standardized achievement test.  

  • Intellectual Ability:  A student must score at or above the 95th percentile on an acceptable IQ test.  

  • Reasoning, and Problem-solving Ability:  A student must score at or above the 95th percentile on an acceptable Reasoning and Problem-solving test.  

  • Other Documentation:  A student must receive a superior score on an acceptable measure that documents characteristics of gifted children and provides evidence of exceptional performance; or have participated in a previous gifted program.


PARENTS or TEACHERS seeking to nominate a 1st-7th grade student for candidacy to be evaluated for the LEAP program may complete the Nomination form.