High Ability Learners

High Ability Learners (HAL) Vision

All gifted and talented students in Nebraska have meaningful opportunities for academic and personal growth commensurate with their abilities as well as career development to actualize their full potential and become lifelong learners who are college, career, and civic-ready.

High Ability Learners (HAL) Mission

Locally identified high ability learners (HALs) benefit from targeted services and opportunities to develop their unique talents and demonstrate consistent growth. High ability learners will have access to a variety of school- and community-based learning experiences and enrichment activities that are also aligned to college and career-ready standards, as well as include families and caregivers as active participants in their programming.

Educators who provide direct support to HAL students should consider these foundational elements related to identification, academic content, programming, and equitable access to opportunities.

For more information on HAL’s Vision and Mission, please see this flyer:

For more information, contact Sheyanne Smith, High Ability Learning, via email (sheyanne.smith@nebraska.gov) or phone (531-207-4096).

Updated May 26, 2023 3:41pm