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High Achiever Program

Overview

The purpose of the High Achievement Program (HAP) is to inspire students to excel academically, socially, emotionally, and in the arts.  The program will be comprised of in-class support and out-of-class enrichment opportunities including special guest speakers, field trip opportunities and special project based learning activities.

The program is intended to provide a higher level of challenge to students who demonstrate high achievement and who would benefit from targeted instruction to continue their growth.  


Program Criteria

Students found eligible for the high achievement program will meet all criteria listed below and attain a score of exemplar on student presentation:

1. Recommendation from teacher based on academic performance (minimum of 3 in core academic areas on report card and test achievement indicators of proficient or advanced.

2. Teacher checklist of behavioral characteristics of high achievers indicating a need for differentiated instruction

3. Submit a student-generated nomination project that highlights the academic ability and/or talent of the candidate

Classification Pathways

Students can be nominated for the program based on four various options:

  • Option 1: Academic (Grades 2-7)

    Students that meet the academic criteria will receive differentiated instruction based on their abilities, interests, and strengths.

  • Option 2: Visual and Performing Arts (Grades 2-7)

    Students that meet the academic criteria and exhibit a talent in music, art, theatre, or dance will receive rigorous enrichment in talent development.

  • Option 3: Ingenuity (Grades 3-7)

    Students that meet the academic criteria will receive differentiated instruction based on their abilities, interests, and strengths.   Students in this category exhibit a strong interest in investigation and researching specific topics. Students will participate in a project-based enrichment class with Code Academy throughout the school week.

  • Option 4: Leadership (Grades 4-7)

    Students that meet the academic criteria and exhibit leadership ability will participate in community and/or school service. Students will develop a portfolio that showcases initiative, organizing, communication skills, and service to others.

Program Outcomes

The High Achievement Program goals are to:

  • Enhance leadership skills
  • Develop teamwork skills
  • Improve study habits
  • Attain self-esteem
  • Increase student achievement
  • Meet other students
  • Enjoy group activities