What is High Ability?
The Indiana definition is: “high ability student” means a student who: performs at, or shows the potential for performing at, an outstanding level of accomplishment in at least one domain when compared to other students of the same age, experience, or environment; and is characterized by exceptional gifts, talents, motivation, or interests. (IC 20-36-1-3)
FTCSC High Ability Mission Statement
Franklin Township Community School Corporation’s (FTCSC) goal is to equip all students with the skills and knowledge they will need to flourish in a global society. FTCSC recognizes that some students perform at, or show the potential to perform at, an outstanding level of accomplishment in the core academic areas of language arts and mathematics. These students are found in all socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds, and FTCSC recognizes the need to identify such students through systematic, ongoing procedures. The high ability program provides a supportive learning climate that will enrich learning so students can maximize academic potential and develop emotionally and socially in order to be contributing members of society.
Our FTCSC high ability programs are committed to:
- providing high ability students the inherent right to pursue development of their full potential in accordance with learning needs unique to high ability students.
- challenging students with academic rigor at a pace and depth appropriate for high ability students.
- assisting in the social and emotional developmental needs which may be different from those of age-mates.
- collaborating as a dedicated team of educators, parents, community members, and students to strive for academic excellence.
- ensuring program decisions that are based on data, standards, and effective research-based strategies.
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