John Glenn School Corporation
Administrative Guidelines
 

2464B - PROGRAMS FOR HIGH ABILITY STUDENTS

In order for the Corporation to provide an appropriate program for high ability students, the Corporation shall develop a level of services program to provide educational opportunities to encourage high ability students to reach the highest possible achievement at every stage of development. The program for high ability students will be differentiated in depth and breadth designed to meet the needs of the students identified as high ability students. Activities such as compacting, acceleration, enrichment, problem solving, and creative thinking may be utilized to meet the needs of the high ability students.

In addition to the identification system described in AG 2464A, the program for high ability students will include the following:

 A.a curriculum and instructional strategies plan

 B.a counseling and guidance plan

 C.a systematic program evaluation plan

 D.a professional development plan

The following curricular domains may be included in the program for high ability students:

 A.General Intellectual understanding facts and concepts, developing skills and generalizations, and evaluating their relationships as they apply to a broad array of disciplines.

 B.Specific Academic understanding facts and concepts, developing skills and generalizations, and evaluating their relationships as they apply to specific disciplines such as: English/language arts, social studies, foreign languages, mathematics, or science.

 C.General Creative understanding facts and concepts, developing skills and generalizations, and evaluating their relationships as they apply to activities such as: problem finding, divergent thinking, flexibility, elaboration, or originality.

 D.Interpersonal Skills understanding facts and concepts, developing skills and generalizations, and evaluating their relationships as they apply to areas such as: leadership, mediation, counseling, or communication.

 E.Visual and Performing Arts understanding facts and concepts, developing skills and generalizations, and evaluating their relationships as they apply to disciplines such as: art, dance, music, or theater arts.

A broad based planning committee with representation from educators, parents, students, and community members will be established to meet periodically to review the School Corporation's plan for serving high ability students.

Approved 11/13/09