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 Summer Referral Period

    Complete the HiCap Program Summer Referral Form between June 25 and July 23 for your student to be tested for Highly Capable Services beginning in the 2021-2022 school year. 

    This opportunity is open to:

    • Students who are newly enrolled for the 2021-2022 school year in the Kent School District.
    • Students in grades 1, 3, 4, or 5 who enrolled after March 2021.
    • Students in grades 2 or 6 who enrolled after April 2021.
    • Students in kindergarten who enrolled after January 2021.

    The Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) test will be administered at the Kent School District Administration Center (12033 SE 256th Street, Kent) on August 9 from 9:00-11:30 a.m.  

    Elementary HiCap Referral Period

    The 2021-2022 elementary HiCap referral period is to be determined. 

    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 November 30, 2020.

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

    Secondary HiCap Referral Period

    The 2021-2022 secondary HiCap referral period is to be determined.

    Learn more about the secondary process and timeline

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Last Modified on June 18, 2021