Goals and Objectives
1. Students in grades K – 12 will be identified through a process without bias.
2. Students will be served by staff that have specialized preparation in high ability education.
- An identification committee consisting of teachers, administrators, and counselors will determine appropriate placement.
- Develop a multi-faceted identification plan that will reflect current research and best practices.
- Encourage teachers to take university courses that will lead to licensure.
- Develop a comprehensive professional development program for staff.
- Engage teachers in ongoing, reflective practice with colleagues who serve high ability students.
3. Students will be provided with curriculum and instruction that is appropriately differentiated to meet their needs.
- Articulate and implement a well-defined and implemented curriculum scope and sequence for high ability learners in grades k – 12.
- Assess high ability learners for proficiency in grade level standards and provide challenging educational opportunities when appropriate
- Using best practices and research-based instructional strategies, teachers will differentiate, supplement, or modify curricula.
4. Students will be provided opportunities designed to meet their unique social and emotional needs.
- Provide counseling services by a counselor trained in characteristics and socio-emotional needs of high ability learners.
- Develop well-defined and implemented affective curriculum that addresses personal/social awareness and adjustment, academic planning, vocational and career awareness for high ability learners