Highly Capable Program
DEFINITION OF A HIGHLY CAPABLE STUDENT
As defined by the State (WAC 392-170-035), highly capable students are students who perform or show potential for performing at significantly advanced academic levels when compared with others of their age, experiences, or environments. Outstanding abilities are seen within students' general intellectual aptitudes, specific academic abilities, and creative productivities within a specific domain.
The Highly Capable Program is designed for students who demonstrate a significantly higher academic performance in specific academic areas compared to their grade level peers. The Highly Capable Program is designed to address the significantly higher learning needs through a continuum of service models that span from Kindergarten to 12th grade.
The program offerings for Highly Capable students vary depending on the grade level of the child. Options range from differentiation and enrichment projects based at home, to clustering models that allow full-time placement depending on the grade level. This program is designed to help students explore learning through enhanced activities that target their unique skills and abilities.
Highly Capable students who have been identified as significantly higher in both reading and math will be served through the range of services listed below.
Kindergarten & 1st Grade- Walk to reading and math or Differentiated instruction in-class
2nd & 3rd Grade- HiCap “cluster” at home school
4th & 5th Grade- HiCap “cluster” at home school
6th & 7th Grade- English Language Arts (ELA) – HiCap students plus other advanced learners to fill the class
Math – classes that fit student needs
8th Grade- ELA HiCap "cluster", Math – classes that fit student needs
9th - 12th Grade- Honors; College in the high school; Running Start, Math – classes that fit student needs
How students are identified
Grades K, 1, 3, 4 & 5
Identification and Referrals