Removing Students From High Ability Services Procedures
1. Parent Request
The parent will meet with the student’s teacher, counselor, or building
principal to initiate a request that their child be removed from High Ability services. At the conference, reasons for removal will be recorded on the attached form.
Members of the appeals committee, which may consist of the classroom
teacher, two additional teachers, counselor, high ability coordinator, and an administrator, shall conduct an evaluation of the student’s performance. The evaluation shall include: grades, achievement scores, ability scores, other test scores, social and emotional progress, classroom work, and anecdotal notes.
After careful consideration of the above information and all other
factors, the members of the appeals committee shall take appropriate action
ranging from counseling the student and parent, providing additional support or accommodations, to removal from the program.
2. Student Request
If a student request for removal is made to the parent, then the parent will follow the procedure outlined above.
If the student request is made to a teacher/counselor, then the parent will be contacted. Information given to the parent will include the student’s reason for the request. Parents and/or teacher may initiate the request on behalf of the student.
The procedure to be used includes filling out the attached form and formation of an appeals committee. A study of the student’s grades, achievements scores, ability scores, etc. social and emotional progress, classroom work, anecdotal notes will be completed.
A conference with the parent and student will be held. After careful consideration of the above information gathered and all other factors considered, the members of the appeals committee shall take appropriate action which may range from counseling with student and parent to removal from the program.
3. Teacher Request
If a teacher requests that a student be removed from a program based upon professional judgment, the attached form must be completed.
A committee will review the student’s grades, achievement scores, ability scores, and other data, as well as social and emotional progress, classroom work and anecdotal notes and a decision about his/her continuation in the program will be made.
If the committee feels it is in the student’s best interest to be removed from high ability services, the building principal and the teacher will conference with the parent and explain the reasons for request to withdraw student from the program. Additionally, any evidence to substantiate the reason for removal will be presented.
If parent agrees with recommendation, the student will be withdrawn from the program.
If parent does not agree with recommendation, they can appeal the decision in writing using the Request for Appeal form, which can be found in the School Forms section.