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High Ability: Extended Learning, Honors, Advanced Placement

High Ability Referral Form

The Center Grove High Ability Identification Team implements a well-designed, multifaceted identification process consistent with Indiana Code and Rules; it is based upon sound measures designed for use with high ability learners in order to find those students whose academic needs are far beyond those of typical students of the same age in our district.  

All students are considered for high ability services during pathway years (K, 2nd, and 5th grade). If a child moves into the Center Grove School Corporation, a High Ability Referral Form may be submitted for consideration of services.*  The context in which a referral can take place for a move-in student is as follows:

The student is new to the district.

  • If the student moves in BEFORE summer testing-- a Referral form is completed and the student may participate in CGCSC summer testing.
  • If the student move in AFTER summer testing-- a Referral form is completed and the High Ability Coordinator will review the data.


The student has not previously tested for high ability in the district and is in a non-pathway grade level.

 In both situations, the referral will be reviewed by the High Ability District Coordinator and Identification Team for a final decision.

* High Ability identification in a previous district is not an automatic placement in Center Grove, as districts often have different measures and criteria for identification. The assessments used to determine placement for new students will be consistent with those used for identification of Center Grove peer cohorts.