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High Ability

Welcome. This website contains information for your convenience about high-ability services within the Community Schools of Frankfort.  Hopefully, any introductory questions you have regarding structure, policies, goals, or curriculum will be answered by the information contained here. 

The success of your child in a challenging environment for high-achieving students can be greatly enhanced by your interest in his or her learning activities, and I encourage you to take a few minutes whenever possible to discuss what's happening in the classroom with him or her.  Your consistent involvement in the development of your child's talents is necessary and welcomed.  If you ever have any questions about programming for high-ability students, please contact me ([email protected]).  Thanks for your cooperation and support.

Bret Rhea, CSF Director of High-Ability Services


Upcoming Events

For the 2021-22 School Year:  Pull-out sessions have resumed for this year at the Education Center with Mr. Rhea.  Parents of students participating in that level of programming should have already received additional information about meeting dates and times.  Please be advised that for all transportation instances until further notice, students are required to wear masks during transit.

High-Ability Parent Orientation Information (2021)



General Information

Student Progress Reports

Twice a year (mid-November and mid-April), progress reports will be provided to parents about the performance and growth of high-ability students in grades 2-8.  The primary means of delivering this document is through email (parents need to provide a valid email address).  For progress reports that are unable to be delivered via email, a traditional paper copy will be mailed home.  As a parent, if you experience any problems with receiving this report, please contact me.  Also, once you see this document, I encourage you to take a few minutes to discuss the feedback provided there from your child's cluster teacher with your child--it can be a valuable tool in helping him or her see where personal growth has already occurred, as well as what areas can be improved.  If you have any questions about the information contained in the progress report, please contact me to discuss your concerns. 


Broad Based Planning Committee (BBPC)

The Broad Based Planning Committee (BBPC) is a diverse oversight group that monitors the delivery of programming for high-ability students in our school corporation.  This committee typically meets once during the school year to discuss relevant issues and assess existing educational opportunities for exceptional children.  Parental involvement in this process is welcomed and needed, so if you are interested in participating in this group, please contact me.  The sharing of your perspective as the parent of a high-ability student would be appreciated.


Elementary All-Cluster Student Sessions at the Ed Center

Approximately once per quarter, all identified high-ability elementary students at a grade level may participate in an enrichment pull-out session at the Education Center with Mr. Rhea.  These classes allow students who do not currently work within the pull-out setting to have some of those enrichment experiences on a limited basis.  They are also good opportunities for all of our students to work together in challenging situations which could not be presented at their home schools.  While these sessions are currently on hold due to space limitation in the high-ability classroom under existing distancing procedures, they will be resumed at some point in the future.


Additional Documents for Parents: