The QUEST Gifted Program is provided in grades 2-6. The goal of the program is to provide the students with a rich and rigorous gifted curriculum. Our goal is to satisfy the gifted students' intellectual curiosity. The students are identified for the program by a group screening that is done in First Grade. Once a student scores a certain percentage then other screening tests are performed. Students may also be referred for testing at any time by a teacher, parent, grandparent, or administrator.
All four gifted teachers in the Sunflower County Consolidated School District hold a teaching certification for gifted education.
Mrs. Dee Bibb serves the gifted students at East Sunflower Elementary, James C. Rosser Elementary, and Moorhead Middle School.
Mrs. Elizabeth Jefcoat serves the gifted students at Ruleville Elementary, Ruleville Middle, Hunter Middle, and A. W. James Elementary.
Mrs. Alana Moore serves the gifted students at Lockard Elementary and Carver Elementary.
Mrs. Cindy Roberts serves the gifted students at Inverness Elementary and Carver Elementary.
The gifted classes participate in meaningful research, development of thinking skills, creativity, group dynamics, communication, career discovery, and self directed learning. The students meet with their gifted teachers four hours per week.