St. John the Baptist Catholic School has many unique programs for our students making it an amazing, Christ-centered place to learn! Most notably, in August 2013, we began a groundbreaking program that not only set us apart from all other schools, but also changed our school’s entire climate of learning.
At that time, we began our High Ability program, Diocese of Evansville Enrichment Program, to meet the needs of our high ability (gifted and talented) students in intentional ways. The success of this program lies in our school’s embracing of a culture of differentiation where teachers create environments where all students can thrive. In our school, high ability students are those who perform in the top 2-4% nationally on a valid measure of achievement and/or ability. These students are often at a mismatch with the general education curriculum because of their unique cognitive characteristics including problem-solving abilities, abstract reasoning, in-depth interests, natural curiosity, and high capacity memory. On seeing our great need for this program in grades K-8, we quickly expanded to adding a full-time teacher dedicated to high ability math along with our full-time teacher for high ability language arts and program coordination.
To read our school's high ability plan, click HERE