HiCap Overview

  • HiCap Services & Programs

    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

    Elementary HiCap Referral Period 

    The 2021-2022 elementary HiCap referral period is open to students in kindergarten, first grade, fourth grade, and fifth grade from October 18 through November 24th.

    More information regarding the process and timeline is available by grade level.

    Universal Screening for Grades 2 & 6

    All students in grades 2 and 6 will be universally screened for HiCap services unless their parent/ guardian requested otherwise by December 18, 2021.

    More information regarding the process and timeline is available by grade level.

    Secondary HiCap Referral Period

    More information regarding the process and timeline is available on the link below.

    Learn more about the secondary process and timeline

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