Highly Capable Program

Program Philosophy
Colfax School District 300 believes that students who have been identified as highly capable should have the opportunity to develop their strengths and talents through a rigorous academic program which enriches and extends the adopted curriculum, honors unique gifts, interests, and learning styles, and promotes higher-order, creative, and critical thinking.  
The Program Goals
  • Provide an opportunity for highly capable learners to interact with peers of like abilities in order to promote a healthy self-concept relative to their giftedness.
  • Provide an environment which encourages divergent thinking, creative problem-solving, and high-level thinking.
  • Provide leadership and participatory opportunities which will enhance the community and society.
  • Provide opportunities for self-directed learning.
With differentiation as a focus, teachers implement CCSS and other content area standards.  Teachers also use their knowledge of students and on-going assessments to provide multiple mediums in which students can show their knowledge and skills based on their strengths and areas of growth.  
The Colfax School District 300 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to its programs.  
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