Parents, students learn about Elkhart High Ability Program

Teachers at Pinewood Elementary hosted an event to encourage parents and students to learn more about accelerated learning opportunities in Elkhart.

The High Ability Fair gave parents the chance to talk with teachers about curriculum and technology used in cluster and pep programs at schools.

Elkhart was one of the first districts in the state to offer a High Ability Program and is still one of the only areas that offers High Ability learning opportunities in elementary classrooms.

All of the high ability teachers in Elkhart are trained specifically in high ability education.

Faith Schultz is the Elkhart High Ability Program Supervisor and said the program has a very positive impact.

"It gives students the right to be with students like them. And I think it’s seriously important. Research has shown these children do better if they're with other children like them… I just talked to a mother today and she said this program has saved her son’s life. Because he now is, he got 122% on the bridge project which was constructing a bridge for engineering, that wouldn't have been available in a regular classroom. Because we have the extra time because we move quickly."

If you'd like to learn more about the districts high ability program contact Elkhart Community Schools, we have a link to their website on the Big Red Bar.

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