The Highly Capable program looks a little different in each building due to parent involvement and scheduling, but all of our buildings offer opportunities for their Highly Capable students.
At the elementary buildings, we offer clustered classrooms along with regularly scheduled pull-out sessions (once or twice a month). These pull-out sessions challenge our students to think about advanced topics involving Biology, Engineering, Rockets, Genetics, Simple Machines, etc. In addition, we have science nights and First Lego League.
At the Farms Intermediate school we also offer clustered classrooms. In addition, we offer our highly capable students scheduled time in the morning to be challenged. Once a month we have speakers visit our students during "A" time to look at advanced topics including Calculus, CAD, Robotics, Engineering, etc.
At the Middle School and High School, we offer advanced classes for students that are showing excellence in a given subject. We also have special opportunities after school and a Math League at the High School.
Our Highly Capable program is a combination of classroom differentiation (teacher led) and scheduled pull-out opportunities (parent led). This combination gives our Highly Capable students the opportunity to excel and be challenged both in and out of the classroom. Thank you parents for your commitment, organization, and passion for this program. We could not do it without you!!
The popularity of FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is growing tremendously in the Hartland School district.
FIRST LEGO League (FLL): Students now have the opportunity to participate in all FIRST programs - Junior FLL (K-3), FLL (4-6), FIRST Tech Challenge (6-8) and FIRST Robotics Competition (9-12).
Thank you to Steve Majors and many others who have worked very hard to grow the FLL program and to create seamless connections between the program at all levels and in all of our buildings. What a great opportunity for our students here in Hartland!
Identifying Cluster Students
Brilliant Behaviors Checklist
Potential highly capable students that are identified by the brilliant behaviors checklist will be taken into consideration during second grade classroom placement to ensure success.
All students given the InView Abilities
(5 batteries: verbal reasoning-words, verbal reasoning-context, sequences, analogies, and quantitative reasoning)