Programs - High Ability
Middlebury Community Schools' Mission Statement: The Mission of Middlebury Community Schools is to prepare our students to be life-long learners and contributing citizens.
Middlebury Community Schools is committed to academic rigor and continuous growth for all students, including those students who perform at, or show the potential to perform at, an outstanding level of academic accomplishment. All students deserve to have content and instruction provided on their level, and the high ability programming in the Middlebury Community Schools aims to meet students' varied needs through curriculum and programming designed for high ability learners. Middlebury Community Schools is also committed to the overall growth of the high ability child, including social and emotional growth. Please direct any questions about our high ability program Cathy Morgan, Director of Elementary Education at 574-825-9425.
Middlebury Community Schools' Mission Statement for High Ability Program:
The Middlebury Community School Corporation believes that the most important educational task assigned to the school is that of working toward the maximum intellectual and affective development of students in an atmosphere that recognizes the uniqueness of the individual and provides nurture. This includes a carefully structured program for high ability students. Students with high ability perform or show the potential to perform at high levels of academic accomplishment when compared to others of their age, experience, or environment. These students are found in all socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds, and Middlebury Community Schools recognizes the need to identify such students through systematic, on-going procedures. This program is coordinated with the existing curriculum and provides challenging curriculum and instruction to develop the high ability student's potential.
Middlebury Community Schools' Definition of High Ability:
In Middlebury Community Schools 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.
Reflective of the Indiana State Definition IC 20-10.1-5.1-2