HIBBARD'S COMPREHENSIVE GIFTED PROGRAM
All of Chicago’s children and their families deserve access to quality educational options that meet their diverse educational needs and interests. Through data-driven, creative, and collaborative approaches, the Office of Access and Enrollment is dedicated to:
Choice: Increasing educational options for parents and students
Equity: Ensuring that all students have equal access to the programs and services available
Service: Meeting needs and exceeding expectations of all stakeholders through efficiency, expertise, courtesy and accountability
Hibbard Gifted Mission Statement
The mission of the Comprehensive Gifted Program (CGP) at Hibbard School is to address the unique needs of locally identified gifted children by fostering their academic and affective development through a challenging, enriching, and differentiated curriculum. We acknowledge and nurture the recognized and potential diverse talents of children from all cultures, ethnic backgrounds, and socioeconomic groups in our community.
The selection process for students to be invited to participate in the CGP at Hibbard School includes evaluating criteria from the following areas: a school ability index score, standardized assessments in reading and math, and teacher judgment. These identifying criteria capture a well-rounded snapshot of student ability.
To enter the CGP, the identification process is applied to each child at the local level. Upon review from the school’s gifted committee and approval from the principal, parents will receive written notification of their child’s invitation to obtain a seat in the CGP. New or transferring students will be reviewed on an individual basis and selection is determined by space. If a student is transferring into Hibbard and has been in a CPS gifted classroom, they will be accepted into the program upon receipt of their files from the sending school.
This group of professionals will meet on a regular basis to review policies, procedures, and student progress in the CGP. All final decisions will be approved by the principal.
Principal: Mr. Scott Ahlman
Assistant Principal: Mr. Edgar Pineda
Assistant Principal: Ms. Kyla Balienson
First Grade: Ms. Jessica Lopez-Rosario - Room 221
Second Grade: Ms. Susan Davidson – Room 321
Third Grade: Mrs. Celeste Jarzenbowski- Room 208
Fourth Grade: Ms. Esther Eun – Room 206
Fifth Grade: – Ms. Maria Perakis Room 208
Sixth Grade: Mrs. Bernadette Payne – Room 309
National Association for Gifted Children www.nagc.org
Illinois Association for Gifted Children www.iagcgifted.org