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Enriched Learning Services

Enriched Learning Services

Gifted Education

USD #443

511 Sunnyside Avenue

Dodge City, KS  67801



In 1978, the Kansas Legislature mandated implementation of Gifted Education Services in Kansas.  “Gifted,” as defined in K.A.R. 91-40-1 (cc), means performing or demonstrating the potential for performing at significantly higher levels of accomplishment in one or more academic fields due to intellectual ability, when compared to others of similar age, experience and environment.


Our Staff:

Sam Austin, elementary teacher

Andria Harris, CMS teacher

Brian Steib, DCMS teacher

Virgil Hutchcraft, DCHS teacher



Dodge City Public School works collaboratively with the Southwest Kansas Area Cooperative District to provide gifted education services which align with the Kansas State Department of Education’s vision for gifted education programming.