Students in grades K-2 are provided with extended activities and differentiated instruction within the classroom setting.
Students in grades 3-5 participate in a blended learning format that includes face-to-face and independent learning in math and language arts. Program participants as well as other students have the opportunity to particpate in various nationl, regional, and district events that could include:
∗ Geography Bee (grades 4-5)
∗ Matt Hessel-Mial Writing Contest (grades 2-5)
∗ Vocabulary Showdown (grades 3-5)
∗ Battle of the Books (grades 4-5)
Elementary School Library/HPL Teachers:
Emerson – Lisa Altreuter firstname.lastname@example.org
Hamilton/SOTA I – Corinna Halvorson email@example.com
Hintgen – Lisa Chapiewski Lind firstname.lastname@example.org
Northside – Kristen Martin email@example.com
Northwoods – Nicole Ellefson-Johnson firstname.lastname@example.org
Southern Bluffs – Mary Fitzwater email@example.com
Spence – Shelayne Dunn firstname.lastname@example.org
State Road – Lori Jacobson email@example.com
Summit – Darcy Maxwell firstname.lastname@example.org
Matt Hessel Mial Writing Contest – Rules
How are students identified for the High Performance Learning Program?
Students in grades K-2 are identified by classroom teachers in consultation with the district’s HPL coordinator based on curriculum assessments and classroom participation.
Students in grades 3-8 are recommended for the HPL program based upon assessment results, teacher recommendation, parent input and other testing.
What happens once my student is identified?
Once a student is identified as meeting the criteria for the HPL program a letter is sent home to the student’s parents/guardians. The letter identifies the subject area or areas that the student has the opportunity to participate in HPL programming as well as outlines the expectations for participating. Parents/guardians wanting their child to participate respond by signing the HPL agreement and returning it to school.
Once the signed agreement is received students begin working with their school’s designated HPL teacher.
Websites for Parents:
Parents Guide to Raising a Gifted Child