Martinsville’s High Ability Mission Statement
The mission of the Metropolitan School District of Martinsville’s High Ability program is to provide accelerated and enriched learning experiences to all students in grades K-12 for students in all socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds, if they are found to perform at, or demonstrate an exceptional level of learning ability in language arts and/or math. Martinsville schools recognize the need to identify these students and provide a challenging and differentiated curriculum for all students to reach their potential; the high ability students experience an educational journey through student-centered exploration. Together, as the high ability representatives for the Martinsville School District, we challenge and inspire high ability students through rich experiences, empowering them to achieve success. When high ability students walk across the stage at their graduation from Martinsville High School, they have been prepared through curricular challenges and opportunities based on their needs, and they are ready to make positive contributions to our world.
Metropolitan School District of Martinsville
High Ability Program Identification
High Ability Assessments for Spring Testing:
CogAT Screener: K and 2
CogAT: K and 2
NWEA: Grades K-8
InView: Grades 3-8
PSAT/SAT/ECA/AP Tests: High School
7th & 8th Grade
Additional High Ability Assessment Information:
Enrichment Program for the High Ability Students
Services for grades K-12
MSD of Martinsville will offer the following services to students based upon their High Ability domain.
The Metropolitan School District of Martinsville’s Enrichment Program is geared at providing special curricular challenges and activities for the high ability and high achieving students at all of the district’s schools. The program coordinators submitted a grant to the State of Indiana, and the State funds received from that grant help provide for the District’s Enrichment Program to function. The grant helps to fund materials and opportunities for high ability students. Each school’s Enrichment Program will be set up differently. Though the Enrichment Program students are
engaged by the activities, this one-two hour per week opportunity is not inclusive of the district’s curriculum that is in place at each school to challenge the high achieving and high ability students. Other services and programs are offered at each of the district’s schools.