A Message from the Department of Teaching and Learning
We are now accepting referrals for currently enrolled Bellingham Public Schools students to be assessed for eligibility to receive highly capable services. Students eligible for highly capable services are those who perform or show the potential for performing at significantly advanced academic levels when compared to others of their age, experiences or environments.
Teachers, parents or community members may refer any student in grades K-1 and grades 3 through 12 for assessment; secondary students may self-refer. All second grade students will automatically be screened in January.
To refer a student for assessment, please complete the Highly Capable referral form available on the Highly Capable webpage, available in both English and Spanish, then submit the completed, signed form to the District Office, Highly Capable, 1306 Dupont St., Bellingham, WA 98225.
Referral forms must be received on or before Dec. 18, 2019 for eligibility in the 2019-20 school year.