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High Ability Programs


Hamilton Southeastern Schools invests in the growth of all students. We are fortunate and proud to support an overall high achieving population of students. It is the intention of our school corporation to infuse rigor, differentiation and enrichment into all of our classrooms to meet the needs of all students. Students present a continuum of needs, not a set of characteristics for sorting. Therefore, our general education and high ability programming will have a responsive service design.

HSE High Ability Identification Information for the 20-21 School Year

We completed all necessary testing for elementary high ability services prior to school closure. 
Requisite scores for both reading and math are below:
KG - Winter NWEA 99th percentile (or) CogAT 95th percentile (or) SIGS 95th percentile
1st - Winter NWEA 99th percentile
2nd - Winter NWEA 95th percentile (or) CogAT 95th percentile (or) SIGS 95th percentile
3rd - Winter NWEA 95th percentile
4th - Winter NWEA 95th percentile
Intermediate and Junior High: 
For intermediate high ability services in reading and math, we will use testing completed prior to school closure.  
Requisite scores are below:
5th - Winter NWEA 95th percentile (or) CogAT 95th percentile (or) SIGS 95th percentile
6th - Winter NWEA 95th percentile
Two year advanced math:  
5th - 8th grade: Winter NWEA 97th-99th percentile AND currently in one year advanced math AND teacher recommendation
Junior High and High School:
Junior high and high school courses will continue to be selected under advisement of school counselors. 
Students who move in to HSE Schools may send scores from their previous districts to Erin Mohr, High Ability Coordinator.

How do you identify students?

Identification of students is a district level team responsibility that involves several testing methods. Families are notified of scores and plans for further testing through email by our central office team.

What should I expect from this service?

Students who are identified with high academic or cognitive potential needs require curriculum and services that offer rigor, depth and acceleration. Service design and delivery is a process that depends on the needs of the student and will look different at each building. Services are provided in the core content areas in grades K – 12. You will learn more about your student's classroom curriculum and expectations at Meet the Teacher events.

We also have High Ability Coordinators at the K-6 level. They can also provide background on the curriculum. 

Help - I need additional assistance!

First, try your school counselor or teacher. The counselor in your child’s school can provide you with information and support for identification. Your counselor can also put you in touch with a HA Coordinator. Your child’s teacher can provide you with information about differentiated instruction. They will have the most detailed information about your child.

For general high ability questions please contact Erin Mohr, High Ability Coordinator.

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Hamilton Southeastern Schools

  • Central Office
  • 13485 Cumberland Road, Fishers, IN 46038
  • Office Hours: M - F 7:30am - 4:30pm 
  • (317) 594-4100  (800) 905-6665

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Our Mission

Hamilton Southeastern Schools, as a forward-thinking school district, provides educational opportunities to ensure the success of each and every student, to become a responsible citizen and to positively influence an ever-changing world community.