•  HA2

         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)




    Click Here for High Ability Slides for Families 

    High Ability Program Coordinator - Amy Elsbury



    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:

                   Conceptual Learning!                                   

    • 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

  • Identification Process

  • 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

  • Teacher Resources