SCS Services for High Ability Students
Services for BSLE and BSUE General Intellectual and High Ability students in Grades 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5
may include grade-level self-contained classrooms for all subjects, particularly reading and math instruction. Kindergarten students demonstrating characteristics of high ability receive differentiated instruction from their classroom teachers and may be grouped together for math and reading instruction. Other services available for all BSLE and BSUE students demonstrating high ability include grade skipping, subject skipping and individual options such as and distance or digital learning programs.
Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth grade students identified as General Intellectual are enrolled in honors classrooms with other students identified as High Ability or Talent Pool for language arts, math, science and social studies. To be flexible in meeting individual student needs, additional services available for SMS High Ability students include grade skipping, subject skipping, early entrance to high school, and individual options such as distance learning classes from universities or other digital learning programs.
High School students identified as General Intellectual or High Ability enroll in Advanced Placement, Dual Credit, or Honors classes available in English/Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies and Business. The curriculum and expectations are more rigorous than the regular option in these classes. To be flexible in meeting individual student needs, additional services available for SHS High Ability students include grade skipping, graduation before the senior year, credit by examination, dual enrollment in high school and college, and distance learning classes from universities or other digital learning sources.