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November 29, 2017

Applications open for 2018-19 Highly Capable Program

Want more challenging learning experiences for your elementary school student? Submit an application to place them in their school's Highly Capable (Hi-Cap) Program or a referral for the Kennewick Opportunities for the Gifted (KOG) program at Vista Elementary for the 2018-19 school year.

The deadline to apply for Hi-Cap and KOG is January 12. Elementary students who qualify for their school’s Hi-Cap program are placed together in a regular classroom at their grade level, with a teacher trained in working with highly capable students. They are offered advanced content in reading and/or math and the opportunity to work on projects and activities that drive problem-solving and creativity.

KOG is a full-time gifted program at Vista Elementary for students in the third through fifth grades and typically serves students in the top 2 percent academically across the district. Prospective students must be referred to the program.

Students currently in those programs will continue in them next year unless they are withdrawn. Fifth grade students currently in Hi-Cap or KOG will automatically be placed in Honors classes at their middle school.