All 11 Carmel Clay elementary schools offer services to provide a rigorous academic experience for high ability students. These services provide the following opportunities to maximize individual potential:
Basic skills compacted to eliminate unnecessary repetition
Accelerated pacing and advanced materials
Hands-on investigations and research
Choice/options of differentiated learning activities
Emphasis on creative/critical thinking skills
Throughout elementary school, language arts instruction is differentiated within existing literacy curriculum to meet a wide range of student abilities and needs.
Kindergarten Math Explorations and Advanced Math in grades 1-5 provide differentiated instruction in mathematics for high ability learners through accelerated and enriched math experiences, aligned with above grade level mathematics standards and expectations.
The Challenge class is a full-day program for students in grades two through five designed to enrich and extend the standard curriculum in the core academic areas of language arts, science, and social studies.
To be recommended for placement in the Challenge program, students must earn the required score on an achievement, ability, or qualitative assessment as outlined in the High Ability Handbook.