509.00 – Accelerated Learner Program

The Colfax-Mingo Community School District offers a variety of programs to meet the needs of all students. In addition to the general school curriculum, the district provides opportunities to participate in accelerated programs. Students are eligible to participate in these programs based on their student achievement level through tests and grades, academic needs, and program availability.

Students interested in pursuing Central Academy programming should begin by contacting the District Talented and Gifted Coordinator. At that time, the district’s course offerings will be compared to those offered at the Central Academy.

The following criteria must be met:

  • ITBS/ITEDs 95th percentile or above on national composite score in math total test, reading total test, and/or language total tests. All applicants must have a reading core score of 90%. Multiple years of data will be used for analysis.
  • MAP scores in the gifted range for the current grade level.
  • Grades from previous 3 semesters–4 of 5 core scores of at least A-, no core grades below a B.
  • Criteria will be reviewed on an annual basis.

Il: The following letters must be filed with the District Talented and Gifted Coordinator  Letter of support from parents including need, rationale, and parental support.  Letter from the Central Academy that they will accept the student.

Ill: Approval of the following individuals:

  • Colfax-Mingo Talented and Gifted Coordinator
  • Building Principal/Curriculum Coordinator
  • Colfax-Mingo Superintendent of Schools

After Criteria in I and Il are met, a meeting will be set up with parents, students, and District personnel to go over the educational options, review future educational plans, and discuss transportation expectations and scheduling coordination.

The District will assume the cost of the coursework at Central Academy. The Colfax-Mingo District will not assume the cost for a class at Central Academy that is offered in the Colfax-Mingo District. The parents are responsible for the transportation of the student to and from Central Academy. The district expects students who attend Central Academy to complete the course of study for which they are enrolled. If the student drops out of the program at any time or fails a class, the parents will be responsible for reimbursing the district for the costs of enrolling their child at the Central Academy.

Date of Adoption: November 19, 2007

Reviewed & Revised: July 13, 2009; March 15, 2019