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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.

We use a formal identification process to identify and support students in need of high ability services. Please read on to learn more about the identification process and services we provide.

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.

Types of Tests to Identify HA Students

Testing Schedules

What about children who move to the district?

If my child is not identified, can I request an appeal?

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 give you some background on the curriculum. 

High School Courses in Junior High

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, or if you need additional support, please contact Meg Strnat the High Ability Coordinator.

International Baccalaureate (IB) at Fishers High School

The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma is a rigorous pre-university course of studies, leading to examinations, which meet the needs of motivated secondary school students between the ages of 16 and 19 years.  Designed as a comprehensive two-year curriculum enabling graduates to fulfill requirements of various national and international education systems, the diploma model is based on the pattern of no single country but incorporates the best elements of many.  The program offers special features in addition to the traditional strengths of a liberal arts curriculum.

Read more about the IB Programme at FHS!

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
  • Email General Inquiries

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.