High Ability Program

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NUMATS (Northwestern University's Midwest Academic Talent Search)

 
STOH's NUMATS Registration ID Numbers by School:
Johnston - 8100621    Merkley - 8100622    Southridge - 8100625  
Warren - 8100616       HMS - 8100620
 
The School Town of Highland's most current High Ability Parent/Student Handbook is available on line High Ability Handbook 2016-17.
 
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See the 2013-14 handbook covers designed by our students & staff: 
 
     Elementary School Handbook Cover by 6th grader Erin Perry. (click here).
     Middle School Handbook Cover by 8th grader Lily Jen Wall. (click here).
     High School Handbook Cover by Marc Ryser, Art Teacher. (click here).
 
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See the 2012 handbook covers designed by our students:
 
 

 
Inaddition to the NWEA Maps assessment, we use the CogAT (an aptitude test) in Grades K, 2 and 5 to identify our high ability students.  Wantto learn more about the CogAT?  Watch CogAT Part 1, The Basics.
 
Each school district is required by the state to form a Broad-Based Planning Committee (BBPC) that includes parent representatives.  The role/responsibilities of the BBPC is explained in the High Ability Handbook.  If you are interested in membership on the BBPC, please contact your building principal or Dr. Mitchell.  The administrator coordinators for our high ability program at each building level are: