Programs in EVSC

The EVSC strives to ensure that all students at all ability levels receive appropriately differentiated instruction in their classrooms.

In the elementary schools, high ability students may receive services through a pullout program in which they leave their regular teachers for a given amount of time each week. During the pullout periods, the students work with high ability teachers who develop activities, assignments, and projects to enhance classroom learning and allow students to explore their interests. Each EVSC school develops a high ability model which is appropriate to the needs and composition of student population and staff.
• The Cluster Grouping Model is a grouping assignment for gifted students in the regular heterogeneous classroom. Typically, five or six gifted students with similar needs, abilities, or interests are “clustered” in the same classroom, which allows the teacher to more efficiently differentiate assignments for a group of advanced learners rather than just one or two students.

  • The Pull- Out Model utilizes a dedicated high ability teacher who works with groups of students to differentiate and move beyond typical grade level standards. Curriculum is specialized and may be accelerated.

  • The In-Class Differentiation Model is a model in which curriculum and instruction are modified according to: content, pacing, and/or product to meet unique student needs in the classroom.

In middle and high schools, high ability students follow an honors curriculum in English/language arts, social studies, math and science. Counselors in the middle and high school also provide specialized counseling in which they encourage all high ability students to take the most rigorous course possible. This would include participation in both dual credit, honors, and advanced placement courses.

    • Often known as AP, there are 35 classes endorsed by the College Board in which a secondary student can earn college credit by successful meeting criteria established by high education institutions on a nationally given and scored Advanced Placement examination. Students also earn high school credit upon successful completion of the course(s). Each AP Exam score is a weighted combination of the student's scores on the multiple-choice section and the free-response section. The final score is reported on a 5-point scale:
5 = extremely well qualified
4 = well qualified
3 = qualified
2 = possibly qualified
1 = no recommendation
EVSC offers 22 of the 35 courses in our high schools at this time and are continuing to expand offerings.

• Dual Credit
Students can earn credit at two levels while enrolled in one course. While this is usually college credit and high school credit while enrolled in a course of study, it could also apply to receiving high school credit for a course taken while in an earlier grade Dual Credit courses are offered throughout EVSC and are endorsed by the University of Southern Indiana (78 courses), Vincennes University, and Ivy Tech College (63 courses).

• We also offer innovative school models and academies:
  1. Early College High School at Ivy Tech
  2. EVSC Virtual Academy
  3. Medical Professions Academy at Central High School
  4. New Tech Institute
  5. Randall T. Shepard Academy for Law and Social Justice at Harrison High School
  6. Southern Indiana Career and Technical Center