Continuum of Services
First and Second Grade
Students meet at the Capstone Center Friday mornings for approximately 150 minutes each week in a pull out program designed to meet the needs of gifted students. Students may arrive by car to the center at 8:15 a.m. or ride their regular bus to Dogwood Elementary, Osage Beach Elementary or Hurricane Deck Elementary in the morning. At 10:45 a.m. Dogwood students return to their building for lunch. At 10:50 a.m. Hurricane Deck and Osage Beach students eat at Hawthorn and get on the bus at 11:20 to return to their buildings by 11:50 a.m.
Back in their home building, students are flex-grouped based on needs and interests at various times during each week. Flexible grouping is another instructional practice used by the Camdenton R-III School District to better meet gifted student needs.
Third, Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Grade
Students meet at the Capstone Center one day a week for approximately 390 minutes each week in a pull out program designed to meet the needs of gifted students. Students may arrive by car to the center at 8:15 a.m. or ride their regular bus to Hawthorn Elementary, Oak Ridge Intermediate, Osage Beach Elementary or Hurricane Deck Elementary in the morning and then be bussed over to the center by 8:30 a.m. Students eat lunch at the Capstone Center and will be dismissed from the Capstone Center at 3:20 p.m.
*Third grade meets at the Capstone Center every Monday.
*Fourth grade meets at the Capstone Center every Tuesday.
*Fifth grade meets at the Capstone Center every Wednesday.
*Sixth grade meets at the Capstone Center every Thursday.
Seventh and Eighth Grade
Students meet daily for one period each day at the Middle School. This equals 47 minutes each day, for approximately 235 minutes for the week.
Camdenton High School offers services through several different avenues. These include the following:
- services targeting the social/emotional needs of identified gifted students
- establishing job shadowing and mentoring opportunities, selection/planning/ scheduling of college entrance exam(s)
scheduling educational options such as dual credit courses, distance learning, correspondence courses, and schedule planning
- assisting with post-secondary school research/selection, admissions procedures, and completing scholarship applications
- monitoring identified students’ progress in any of the above activities
- working with regular classroom teachers and modifying regular classroom curriculum to meet the needs of identified gifted students