Appeals Form

  • Before completing this High Ability Appeals Form, please read the information below regarding the appeals process for each grade level. 

Appeals Process

  • Elementary (K-4th Grade) Appeals
    Parents/Guardians who disagree with the identification of their child must submit in writing an appeal form stating the reasons they believe their child should receive high ability services.  The High Ability Cadre will review the student’s records and make a determination. In some cases, the administration of a parallel test of ability or achievement may take place. The principal or high ability teacher will notify the parent/guardian of the decision.   Appeals will be considered from the first day of school until September 30th. No further appeals will be considered after September 30th.

    Intermediate (5th & 6th Grade) Appeals

    Parents/Guardians who disagree with the identification of their child must submit in writing an appeal form stating the reasons they believe their child should receive high ability services.  At the intermediate school level, all appeals go through the counseling department. After review by the Honors Cadre, the guidance department will inform the parent/guardian of its decision.  Appeals will be considered from August 1st-September 30th. No further appeals will be considered after September 30th.

    Middle School (grades 7 & 8) Appeals

    Parents/Guardians who disagree with the identification of their child must submit in writing an appeal form stating the reasons they believe their child should receive high ability services. At the middle school level, all appeals can be submitted to the CMS High Ability Cadre.  CMS will accept appeals up until the first day of school. After review of the Fall NWEA MAP assessment results (which are administered to all CMS students during the first two weeks of the school year) by the High Ability Cadre, the CMS Counseling department will inform the parent/guardian of its decision. 
     
    High School (grades 9-12) Appeals
    Parents/Guardians of a child who requests reevaluation of their child’s eligibility must submit in writing an appeal form stating the reasons they believe their child should receive high ability services. At the high school level all appeals go through the counseling department. CHS will accept appeals by the Friday before the first day of school. The High Ability Committee typically meets on the Monday or Tuesday prior to school starting. After review by the High Ability Committee, the counseling department will inform the parent/guardian of its decision.