FREEPORT, ILLINOIS — The High Academic Potential Program (HAPP) is the Freeport School District’s program for meeting the needs of students who possess high academic potential. The program is more academically rigorous than the regular classroom. HAPP classes for first through fourth grades are at Center Elementary School and grades five and six are at Carl Sandburg School.
All Freeport School District students in kindergarten and fourth grades recently completed the Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test (NNAT) to determine admission into the program. The NNAT is a culturally-fair, nonverbal measure of ability where students rely on reasoning and problem-solving skills.
Parents who are interested in having their kindergarten or fourth-grade child participate in HAPP and who reside in the Freeport School District, but are not enrolled in the Freeport School District, may contact curriculum coordinator Pat Schneider at 815-801-0503 in order to arrange for their child to be tested as well.
The test for non-district students will be administered on Monday, April 1, 2019, at 4:15 to 5:00 p.m. and on Tuesday, April 9, 2019, at 5:15 to 6:00 p.m. in the library at Center Elementary School. Again, if your child is not a current FSD student but resides in the district and is interested in being considered for HAPP, you must make advance arrangements for testing by calling Pat Schneider at 815-801-0503. Please call by March 21 to schedule your testing session.