A multidisciplinary committee made up of teachers, principals, a school psychologist, and district Highly Capable program staff determines eligibility for Highly Capable program services. In accordance with state requirements, the committee makes identification decisions for services using multiple objective criteria to identify students who are among the most highly capable. Identification is based on review of cognitive abilities assessment results, achievement data, and teacher input, and parent questionnaire.
Letters are mailed to the parents of tested students, unless eliminated through screening, indicating whether or not the student has been identified for services through the Highly Capable Program. Families will be asked to accept or decline services at that time. Students who were not identified for services may appeal the Committee's decision. An Appeal Form will be included in the letters sent home to students not identified for services.