GIFTED FINE ARTS

  • PROGRAM RATIONALE

    GFA Referrals for the 2024-2025 school year will remain open from June 3, 2024 until Monday, January 6, 2025 at 3pm. 

    GFA Evaluations will take place on Wednesday, February 26 and Thursday, February 27, 2025. Results for students that participated in the GFA evaluations will be mailed at the end of the school year.

    GFA Referrals remain open every year from June through the first Monday after winter break and may be referred by any district faculty, a parent or students themselves. The referral deadline is necessary so the facilitators and adjudicators may properly prepare for the evaluation sessions. Students may not be referred after the deadline. GFA online referrals will be open:

    • June 3, 2024 - January 6, 2025

    The Gifted Fine Arts Program is a component of the Webster Groves Gifted Program that provides students beginning in third grade with enriched opportunities in music, visual arts, drama, and dance. Students come together as a community of artists to further develop an appreciation of the arts while advancing communication skills, critical thinking, problem-solving, creative expression, and enhanced self-esteem. The Gifted Fine Arts Program builds a supportive community of artists on a solid educational foundation to enable gifted students with alternative learning styles and interests not to be left behind, but embraced and nurtured.

    The mission of gifted education in the Webster Groves School District is to explore and develop the potential of gifted students by providing opportunities for students to receive education at appropriate levels. Flexible and innovative teaching and learning environments encourage exploration and experimentation beyond the traditional curriculum. The Webster Groves Gifted Programs are committed to developing, to the highest degree, each student’s potential.

    The Webster Groves Gifted Programs are a part of the quality education offered to students and do not substitute or replace the excellent classroom instruction and enrichment already provided in the district. 

    GFA Referral Form 2024-25

    GFA Teachers (Grades 3-8)
    Shannon Marks & Des Reichold