Since 1981, BCSC has been providing opportunities for high ability learners.
Explore this webpage to learn about options for high ability learners and the identification process.
According to Indiana Code, 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.” (IC 20-36-1-3)
The High Ability testing window is Jan. 16 - Jan. 26, 2024.
All current BCSC Kindergarten, Grade 3 and Grade 6 students will test at school during this window.
Registration for OpenTesting/Retesting is now closed. The next Open Testing/Retesting session will be in June, 2024.
High Ability Program Coordinator - Gail Koors
BCSC High Ability Goals
To develop K-12 students to apply higher order thinking skills, increase depth of understanding, and pursue intellectual potential through high quality instruction and rigorous curriculum within a Universally Designed Learning environment. This is accomplished by:
- applying skills of analysis, synthesis and evaluation
- engagement in developing solutions
- responding to open-ended questions and activities
- collaboration and group interaction
- experiencing a multi-disciplinary approach
- maximizing student choice
- developing expert learner qualities
To systematically identify students who demonstrate outstanding achievement or the potential ability to achieve in the academic areas of math and English/language arts
To provide appropriate academic programming for students identified as high ability
To continually revise and improve our high ability program through a systematic evaluation process
To encourage broad-based community participation and support in the planning, implementation and evaluation of our program
High Ability Information
Open Testing/ Retesting
Self-Contained High Ability Program
High Ability Middle School Options
High Ability Secondary Options
High Ability Contact Information
Broad-Based Planning Committee