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High Ability Learners

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In accordance with Indiana Code 20-36-2, Avon Schools has developed and provides appropriate educational experiences to high ability students in grades kindergarten through grade 12. 

By definition, “A High Ability Student is one 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.” (Indiana Code 20-36-1-3) The ACSC High Ability program provides a learning environment at the level of challenge necessary for a student’s intellectual and personal growth and encourages learning beyond the regular curriculum with an emphasis on critical thinking to provide students with skills necessary for College and Career Readiness.

Avon High Ability Program Manual

NOTE: The deadline for middle school appeals was Friday, April 22, 2022. Middle school appeals will not be accepted after this date. The deadline for grade 3-6 appeals was Friday, July 1, 2022. Grade 3-6 appeals will not be accepted after this date.

High Ability Identification Timeline

Date Item
August 5-23 NWEA Test Window
October 28-November 20 2nd Grade PAPER and 4th Grade ONLINE CogAT given
December 2-18 Kindergarten CogAT Screener given
January  NWEA testing window for winter testing (Kindergarten) Orleans Hanna Assessment given to 6th grade for Algebra placement
February Grades 7-8 scheduling begins. Appeals process begins.
April 22 Last day for accepting 7-8 High Ability appeals
Late-May to Early-June Letters and permission slips sent to parents notifying them their child qualified for High Ability
May 26-July 2 K-6 HA appeals process open
July 1 Last day for accepting 3-6 High Ability appeals
July 28 School begins