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Highly Capable Program Referral
Posted on 11/15/2023
Highly Capable Program Referral

The Shelton School District is beginning the annual process of nominating/referring students for Highly Capable Program services.

Highly capable students generally possess the following learning characteristics [WAC 392-170-036]:

  • Capacity to learn with unusual depth of understanding, to retain what has been learned, and to transfer learning to new situations;
  • Capacity and willingness to deal with increasing levels of abstraction and complexity earlier than their chronological peers;
  • Ability to make unusual connections among ideas and concepts;
  • Ability to learn quickly in their area(s) of intellectual strength; and
  • Capacity for intense concentration and/or focus.

Students identified as highly capable qualify for receiving services designed to meet their unique needs as a learner. These services might include:

  • Grade Content Acceleration and/or Compacting
  • Cluster Grouping
  • Academic Enrichment
  • Advanced/AP courses

Parents, teachers or other community members may nominate students. If you are interested, please follow these steps:

  1. Fill out the Parent Permission and Referral Form and the Teacher Nomination Form
  2. Return ALL completed forms to your child’s school office by Wednesday, January 19, 2024.

Highly Capable Forms

If you have any questions, feel free to contact:

Adrienne Minnery
Director of Curriculum & Instruction, K-6
700 S. 1st Street * Shelton, WA 98584 * 360-426-1687 Ext. 10032 * [email protected]