Services & Programs
The Highly Capable (HiCap) identification process is still underway and our remaining timeline has been updated.
- May 4-27: Committee review
- June 1-5: Identification letters mailed to parents
- June 20: Parent deadline for accepting placement and submitting appeals forms
- Please email Brandi.Pepperdine@kent.k12.wa.us if you need a copy of the appeal form and allow two business days for a response.
Highly Capable (HiCap) Program Overview
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