Bellingham Public Schools

Highly Capable Learners

Highly Capable Approach

We make a collective commitment to Bellingham’s children. We will empower every child to discover and develop a passion, contribute to their community, and achieve a fulfilling and productive life.

We collectively commit to support a purposeful continuum of services for a diverse group of highly capable learners to develop each individual’s fullest potential.

Highly capable students are those who perform or show potential for performing at significantly advanced academic levels when 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. These students are present not only in the general populace, but are present within all protected classes. (WAC 392.170.035)


Highly Capable Program family handbook

Referral Form  (Espanol)
Appeal Form (Espanol)

HCP Parent Meeting Notes

June 11, 2014
Sept. 18, 2014 (Article)

HCP Survey Results

Spring 2015 Family Survey Results

Contact Information

Highly Capable Program
Department of Teaching and Learning
Bellingham Public Schools
(360) 676-6427