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2190 Policy – Highly Capable Programs

In order to develop the special abilities of each student, the district will offer appropriate instructional program services to meet the individual needs of highly capable students.  The framework for such programs will encompass, but not be limited to, the following objectives:

Each highly capable student will be provided appropriate services and support:

A.  To assure his/her academic growth commensurate with his/her aptitude.

B.  To maintain a high level of engagement in educational programming K-12.

C.  To develop personal competence leading to exceptional academic achievement; social competence manifested in positive peer relationships; social responsibility and leadership skills.

D.  To demonstrate advanced and complex learning in their area(s) of talent (i.e., critical thinking, problem solving, divergent thinking).

The board will annually approve the district’s highly capable application including: the number of students served by grade level; the district’s plan to identify students; program services; an instructional program description; professional development; program evaluation and fiscal report; and assurances that the district is legally compliant.

The superintendent will establish procedures consistent with state guidelines for referring, assessing and selecting children of demonstrated achievement or potential ability in terms of general intellectual ability, academic aptitude and creative or productive thinking.



Approved By: School Board
Adopted: 10/22/87
Signature Date: 01/29/15
Approved: Board Approved
Legal References: Content

RCW 28A.185.030, Programs — Authority of local school districts — Selection of students

WAC 392-170, Special service program — Highly capable students


Management Resources: Content

Policy News, April 2008, Highly Capable Programs