High Ability Parent Meeting

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On Thursday, February 7, a meeting will be held in the New Augusta North Cafeteria to inform parents of current K-7 students about Pike’s High Ability Program. The one-hour meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. and provide a brief overview of the K-12 program, criteria for testing consideration, and staff will be present to answer questions. Administrators and teachers from some of Pike’s magnet school sites will be present: Guion Creek Elementary, Eagle Creek Elementary, Fishback Creek Public Academy, Lincoln Middle School, Guion Creek Middle School, and New Augusta North Middle School. 

Assessment data determines identification of students currently in grades K-7 for the High Ability program. The identification process begins in the fall using universal screening tools (i.e. NWEA, CogAT). Final testing (February) and selection will take place in the spring. Parents are notified by letter as to whether their child is invited into the program by the end of May. 

Students invited for final round testing and receive qualifying scores on assessments are invited to the high ability program in the appropriate school. 

Pike High School offers rigorous and challenging course options as well as the prestigious International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program. The IB program, currently available at a limited number of Indiana high schools, is recognized throughout the world as a premier, pre-university program with curriculum requiring intellectual rigor of the highest degree.  If you would like more information on the IB program, please contact, Danielle Vohland, the IB Coordinator at 216-5437.

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