Throughout the Batesville Community School Corporation, students are provided with differentiated instruction and opportunities for acceleration. These opportunities are not restricted to students who are formally identified as high ability. Individual teachers, building principals and counselors work to develop the most appropriate educational experience possible for each student at BCSC.
The Indiana Code defines a student with high abilities as one whom:
1. 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:
2. is characterized by exceptional gifts, talents, motivation, or interests (IC 20-36-1-3).
K-8 High Ability Program Overview
Using data from standardized tests, students in grades K-8 are identified for accelerated math, accelerated language arts/reading, or accelerated general intellectual (both) classes.
Students in grades K-2 are identified as accelerated general intellect and are grouped in one to two classrooms where they receive accelerated and more complex curriculum and instruction in math and language arts. Otherwise, identified students participate with all grade level students in activities, field trips, science/social studies curriculum and specials.
In grades 3-8, students are identified and placed by subject areas (Math and/or Language Arts). Batesville Intermediate School and Batesville Middle School offer two accelerated math classes and two accelerated language arts/reading classes at each grade level. Students can be placed in accelerated math only or accelerated language arts/reading only or they may qualify for both accelerated math and accelerated language arts/reading.
9-12 High Ability Program Overview
At Batesville High School, we work diligently to provide a rigorous academic curriculum designed to prepare students for advanced course work at the secondary and post-secondary level. Honor Classes, Dual-Credit, Advanced Placement Classes, Early Graduation, and Mentorship Programs all allow students to receive instruction and the appropriate curriculum for their academic needs. Students may also take the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) Tests for the opportunity to receive college credit. Offering opportunities to test out of general courses is in the planning stages.
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