STRETCH Student Identification

STRETCH is a state-assisted program and therefore must comply with state guidelines. Students are assessed in the following categories to determine possible eligibility for gifted services:

Intellectual Ability

Intellectual ability is measured using a Department of Elementary and Secondary Education approved scale of intelligence. A psychological examiner administers the test. The typical score for students who qualify is in the 95th percentile.

Academic Ability 

Academic ability is measured using a nationally norm-referenced test with a score in the 95th percentile (or higher) in the reading or math subtests.

The Mehlville School District strictly prohibits discrimination and harassment against employees, students or others on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, or sex including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity and other characteristics protected by law. The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: contact Adam Smith at 314-467-5006 or [email protected].