Lexington One serves all qualified academically gifted and talented students in the E.A.G.L.E.program, “Educational Activities Geared for Learning Excellence,” beginning in grade three.  The mission of gifted education is to maximize the potential of gifted and talented students by providing academic and artistic programs and services that match the unique characteristics and needs of these students.  The EAGLE program seeks to develop talent, provide depth of study, set an appropriate pace for instruction, integrate complexity into the curriculum and show students how to deal with issues of significance.  Identified gifted students spend a specific amount of instructional time each week with an EAGLE teacher.  These high ability students are actively engaged in an accelerated and enriched curriculum.


State Criteria for Identifying Gifted and Talented Students 2019-20


MES EAGLE Parent Orientation 2019-20

Susan Shepherd

I am excited to be starting my 24th year at Midway. I will be teaching 4th and 5th graders in the gifted program. I received my undergraduate and graduate degrees in elementary education from the University of South Carolina. I also have my gifted endorsement. I am married and have two daughters that attended Midway when they were in elementary school. Currently, my oldest daughter is a physical therapist in Greenville, SC while my youngest daughter is pursuing her graduate degree in physical therapy at USC. My pets include fish and 3 cats named Snickers, Max, and Olive. I enjoy reading, walking, gardening, traveling, and attending Gamecock athletic events. I am passionate about providing an active, challenging, and engaging learning environment for my students. I love helping children unravel their uniqueness!

Stephanie Carter

I am so excited to be working with the EAGLE Program again this year. I am entering my 21st year of teaching, and this year I will be working with 3rd and 5th grade EAGLE students. I attended the University of South Carolina where I received my undergraduate as well as my graduate degree. Go Gamecocks! I also have the gifted and talented endorsement. I am married and I have 2 boys, a ninth grader and a fifth grader. My hobbies include reading, walking, attending Gamecock sporting events, and going to the beach. I am looking forward to a wonderful year at Midway.