The High-Ability Learners (HAL) program at the middle school level is different from the elementary program. HAL at the middle level is not a pull-out program in which the students meet regularly with the HAL Facilitator. Instead the majority of differentiation takes place in the classroom under the guidance of the classroom teacher. For example, this year eighth grade science students had the opportunity to create a station that could function on Mars. Seventh grade social studies students created a presidential campaign plan, targeting each region of the United States. Language Arts students have worked on a variety of projects that correspond to their power strategy books, including video and audio presentations.

Students may meet with the HAL facilitator for special projects or units at various times throughout the year. Students also have the opportunity to participate in enrichment activities such as math competitions, quiz bowls, and the Scripps spelling bee. HAL students have the opportunity to attend seminars throughout the year.

Information for 6th grade parents!

HAL Resources

Sam Fischer, HAL Facilitator
Contact: sjfischer@mpsomaha.org
HAL Office -- 715-8506