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Highly Capable 

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Washington State law requires that all school districts identify their "most highly capable" students and provide a continuum of services to those students in kindergarten through 12th grade.

CPPS serves Highly Capable students at each school as follows: Kindergarten through 5th grade students at Davis Elementary School, 6-8 grade students at John Sager Middle School, and 9th -12th grade students at College Place High School.

DEFINITION OF A HIGHLY CAPABLE STUDENT 

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/or creative productiveness within a specific domain. These students are present not only in the general populace but are present within all protected classes.

Students who are highly capable may possess, but are not limited to, the following learning characteristics:

1. Capacity to learn with unusual depth of understanding, to retain what has been learned, and to transfer learning to new situations;

2. Capacity and willingness to deal with increasing levels of abstraction and complexity earlier than their chronological peers;

3. Creative ability to make unusual connections among ideas and concepts;

4. Ability to learn quickly in their area(s) of intellectual strength; and

5. Capacity for intense concentration and/or focus.

IMPORTANT DATES

October 3rd Nomination packets due (all grade levels)

October 3rd -November 1st: Highly Capable Testing Window- Building Assessment Coordinator will inform parents of exact dates of testing

May 1st: Nomination packets due (all grades- currently enrolled students)

May 1st-June 1st: Highly Capable Testing Window (all grades- currently enrolled students) - Building Assessment Coordinator will inform parents of exact dates of testing

Nomination FormsHandbooks 
English Nomination Packet
English Handbook 
Spanish Nomination Packet
Spanish Handbook
NOTIFICATION OF IDENTIFICATION PROCESS

We have two windows for Highly Capable nomination each year in our district, fall and spring. The deadline for applications is October 3rd (all grade levels) and May 1st (all currently enrolled students). We notify parents, students, and community members in a variety of ways, including: district website, morning announcements at school, and information in school newsletters.

If you have any questions regarding the Highly Capable Program please contact the following. 

GradesContactEmail 
K-5Blake Limburgblimburg@cpps.org
6-8Ted Knaufttknauft@cpps.org
9-12Kirk Jamesonkjameson@cpps.org