HiCap Overview

  • HiCap Services & Programs

    By Washington State law, students identified for Highly Capable Program services are those who “perform or show potential for performing at significantly advanced academic levels compared with others of their age, experiences, or environments. Outstanding abilities are seen within students' general intellectual aptitudes, specific academic abilities, and/or creative productivities within a specific domain.”

    The Highly Capable State laws and our Board of Directors commitment to ensuring high-quality services for all students led the Kent School District to offer a continuum of appropriate Highly Capable Program services available to students K-12 that includes both programs in neighborhood schools and self-contained specialized programs. These programs support our commitment to be more inclusive and provide equitable practices.

    Opportunities by Level

    Elementary HiCap Referral Period

    The 2020-2021 elementary HiCap referral period closed on November 20, 2020.

    More information regarding the process and timeline is available by grade level.

    Universal Screening for Grades 2 & 6

    All students in grades 2 and 6 will be universally screened for HiCap services unless their parent/guardian requested otherwise by November 30, 2020.

    More information regarding the process and timeline is available by grade level.

    Secondary HiCap Referral Period

    The 2020-2021 secondary HiCap referral period is open to students in grades 7-11 from February 22 through March 19, 2021.

    Learn more about the secondary process and timeline

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Last Modified on March 2, 2021