The Ralston Public Schools HAL program strives to serve the top 10% of elementary students in grades 4 - 6 district wide. Students have the opportunity to qualify for HAL during their third grade year, and each subsequent year thereafter.
To qualify for HAL services, students must meet district requirements in two of the following areas:
*Qualifying score on a National Standard Achievement Test
*Qualifying score on a Cognitive Abilities Test
*Qualifying score on the Gifted and Talented Scale
Once a student is identified formally for services, they remain in the program.