High Ability Learner Program
High Ability Program Mission Statement
Every Student, Every Day...Learning, Achieving, Growing...
*Students with outstanding academic ability who perform or show the potential for performing at high levels of accomplishment when compared with others of their age, experience, or environment are identified as high ability learners (HAL).
*The HAL program provides differentiated services to meet the needs of the individual learner within and beyond the classroom.
*HAL students need services or activities not ordinarily provided by the school in order to realize personal achievement and maximize their potential to develop those capabilities.
...undeniable and unconditional acceptance of all students.
High Ability Program Goals
Through a continuum of cross-curricular, integrated and in-depth study, we strive to incorporate one or more of the following in every unit; 1) analysis; 2) synthesis; 3) evaluation; 4) critical and creative thinking; 5) reflective thinking; 6) open-ended thinking; 7) reasoning; 8) metacognition; 9) decision making skills; 10) efficacy.
The HAL program will support the social and emotional needs of students by incorporating the following: 1) The opportunity to learn with others of similar abilities, interests and drive; 2) An appropriate level of challenge in the classroom and flexible pacing in the classroom; 3) Realization and recognition of attributes, opportunities and challenges of being HAL; 4) Providing flexible grouping such as clustering, independent study, and interest-based learning.