High Ability Learner Program

Mission

Offering expanded and enhanced learning opportunities to empower High Ability Learners.  

Our Children . . . Our Future!

Identification of Students

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  1. MAP/NeSA and IQ: a combined weighted score of at least “5” is required for initial consideration.
  2. If Step 1 is met, then Grade Average is calculated. The combined total of MAP/NeSA, IQ, and Grade Average weighted scores must be “7” or above to proceed to step 3.
  3. Teacher Rating is obtained and the weighted score is applied.
  4. A minimum Total Weighted Score of “11” is required to qualify for the HAL program.

Opportunities for HAL Students

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Elementary

  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Flexible Grouping
  • Saturday Camps
  • Summer Camps
  • Fine Arts (band, vocal music)

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Middle School

  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Flexible Grouping
  • Saturday Camps
  • Summer Camps
  • Quiz Bowl
  • History Day
  • High School Level Math Courses
  • Spanish Class (8th grade only)
  • Fine Arts (band, art, vocal music)
  • Extra-Curricular Clubs and Organizations

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High School

  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Advanced Placement Courses
  • Advanced STEM Classes
  • Math, Computer, and Business Contests
  • Quiz Bowl Team
  • Online Courses
  • Dual Credit and Online College Courses
  • Bronze, Silver and Gold Achievement Levels for Medals
  • Career and College Exploration Course
  • Fine Arts (band, art, vocal music)
  • Extra-Curricular Clubs and Organizations

Kim Weeks, HAL Coordinator

Contact Information:    402.274.4328       kim.weeks@apsbulldogs.org

Information for Parents