The Kindergarten/1st grade Group Learning Plan is designed for students who have the potential for benefitting from highly capable services demonstrated through their high cognitive ability, specific academic achievement and/or exceptional creativity.
Identification for the K/1 Group Learning Plan is based on teacher observation and classroom assessments. Students in kindergarten and 1st grade who are identified for highly capable services will receive these services in the student’s home classroom with teachers providing differentiated instruction targeting specific literacy and/or math goals.
Identified students in kindergarten and 1st grade are eligible for the current school year only. The student will need to go through the identification process to be eligible for future services.
Universal screening for highly capable services takes place each winter for students in 1st and 2nd grade to determine eligibility beyond the K/1 Group Learning Plan.