Posted: Thu, 10/03/2013 - 12:15pm Updated: Tue, 08/14/2018 - 11:34am

The Office of High Ability Education administers grants that support school corporations in the development of local programs and services for high ability students and provides resources, workshops, and materials suited to the needs of the high ability population.

Effective July 1, 2007, Indiana schools shall identify students with high ability in the general intellectual and specific academic domains and provide them with appropriately differentiated curriculum and instruction in core content areas, K-12 (refer to IC- 20-36-2-2).

The Indiana Code defines a student with high abilities as one who:

  • Performs at, or shows the potential for performing at, an outstanding level of accomplishment in at least one domain when compared to other students of the same age, experience, or environment; and:
  • Is characterized by exceptional gifts, talents, motivation, or interests (IC 20-36-1-3).

High Ability Licensure Program

The Indiana Department of Education High Ability Partial Tuition Reimbursement for High Ability Licensure Completion Program provides a tuition reimbursement of up to $1,000 for teachers who earned a gifted and talented education license between June 15, 2015 and December 15, 2018. Funds will be distributed on a first come, first-serve basis so early application is advised. Application materials may be sent to Center for Gifted Studies & Talent Development Ball State University (TC 928-B), Muncie, IN 47306 or sent digitally to Licensure may be through any accredited University program. Questions regarding the grant may be sent to Dr. Krista Stith at

IDOE High Ability Tuition Reimbursement Application 2015-18