Arlington Public Schools is accepting Highly Capable Program referrals for kindergarten through 11th-grade students now through Friday, March 10, 2017. Referral forms can be found under the "For Parents/District Forms" menu on the website. For assistance, please contact Terri Bookey, Director of Early Learning and Categorical Programs at 360-618-6210.
accordance with the philosophy to develop the special abilities of each
student, the District shall offer appropriate instructional programs to
meet the needs of highly capable students of school age. The
superintendent shall establish procedures consistent with State
guidelines for nominating, assessing and selecting children of
demonstrated achievement or potential ability in terms of general
intellectual ability, academic aptitude and creative or productive
The assessment process for including a student into the Highly Capable program is:
A teacher or parent/guardian wishing to nominate a student for the
screening process must submit a completed Nomination Form to the Gifted
Specialist or building principal.
A Permission to Access letter is sent home with the student, signed by
parent/guardian, and returned to Gifted Specialist before testing can
Individual assessment of student takes place.
A multi-disciplinary team meeting is scheduled to discuss results and determine eligibility.
Parent notification of eligibility mailed home following multi-disciplinary team decision.
A highly capable program plan is written for eligible students with their parent.
Testing window and eligibility determination: Teachers and parents/guardians may submit a referral form at any time
during the school year. Parent/guardian permission is required prior to testing. The multi-disciplinary team will
convene after the assessment has been completed
to determine program eligibility and parents are notified in writing using
the Assessment Results letter.
Director of Early Childhood Education and Categorical Programs
Administrative Assistant for Teaching & Learning