In the event that a student in not designated to receive HA services, a petitioner may challenge the decision.
★Petitioner contacts high ability coordinator who provides an appeal request form.
★Appeal request form is completed and returned to high ability coordinator within one week.
★Coordinator reviews student profile and alternative assessments may be requested such as portfolios, SIGS HA screener, interviews, and student work samples.
★Identification team meets to review the case and HA Coordinator reports the findings to the petitioner.
Exit procedures will be followed in the event that a student, parent, or teacher deems high ability placement services are no longer appropriate to meet the student's needs.
★ A conference will be held with the involved parties, including the student, parent, building level administrator and the teacher(s) providing services to examine the areas of concern, discuss possible interventions, and agree on a probationary period to implement the recommendations.
★ The high ability coordinator, parent, student, and teacher will meet at the end of the probationary period to reflect upon the progress and determine whether the student’s instructional placement needs further modifications. If exiting high ability services is determined to be the best option, a smooth transition into a new setting will occur within one week of the conference.