Posted: Thu, 10/03/2013 - 12:15pm Updated: Thu, 01/17/2019 - 10:56am

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

Attention all High Ability Coordinators and Teachers!

The Indiana Department of Education is excited to support efforts in developing and enhancing high ability education through the High Ability Licensure Reimbursement Program.  The aim is to have ALL Indiana High Ability coordinators and teachers licensed within three years of assuming a high ability role. To help support districts in their educational efforts, IDOE will pay FULL tuition reimbursement, up to $2500, upon successful high ability course completion. Funds will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, so early application is advised. Please note: High Ability Licensure may be through any accredited university program. Application materials may be sent to the Center for Gifted Studies & Talent Development Ball State University (TC 928-B), Muncie, IN 47306 or sent digitally to Questions regarding the grant may be sent to Dr. Krista Stith at