Parent Highly Capable Program Referral - Open January 15 to 30, 2019
Please review the program screening requirements below and speak with your child's teacher if you think your child is qualified and would like your child tested.
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Highly Capable/Gifted students demonstrate exceptional ability beyond their age and grade level peers, exceed grade level standards in literacy and/or math, demonstrate exceptional creativity, and possess strong motivation to excel. Kennewick School District offers opportunities for highly capable students in grades K-12 through school-based programs. Grades K - 1st has Advanced Achiever Options, grades 2nd - 12th offers Hi Cap Cluster rooms and advanced placement courses, a full-time program (KOG) for Grades 3 through 5, or a Young Scholars after school program for grades 2-5 at our Title 1 schools.
School-Based Highly Capable (HI-CAP) Programs
Students currently in kindergarten through Grade 5 may request consideration for the HI-CAP programs offered at their home school. Students can be referred after meeting the screening requirements of ≥ 90% on a variety of assessment options in either reading or math. The school-based highly-capable program for K-5 is designed to meet the needs of students who have exceptional ability by offering challenging and enriching learning experiences through differentiated instruction. It is not a full-time gifted program. Challenge comes from an advanced content, interaction with intellectual peers, and projects and activities that create a need for organization and study skills. Teaching strategies include an emphasis on problem-solving, critical thinking skills, creativity skills, and the development of research skills. Students currently in 2-5 Highly Capable programs maintain their HC service options until no longer interested or successful in that setting.