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Highly Capable Program


The Enumclaw School District offers highly capable services to meet the needs of students who qualify.

Highly Capable Testing
Testing for this program is available in the fall and spring of each year. Students in grades K-12 may be referred for testing by parents, teachers, or community members. Notification for testing will appear on the School District web page, in the Courier Herald, in each school’s newsletter and front office. All referrals for fall testing are due by the first Friday in October, and referrals for spring testing are due by the first Friday in April. This year referrals for the fall testing window must be submitted by October 7. Testing will occur during the school day at the child's home school between November 7-25, and results will be sent home prior to the Winter break.

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**Note** All 2nd grade students in the Enumclaw School District will be screened in the Spring to determine possible need for services. Therefore, there is no need to refer a 2nd grade student for the Spring testing window.

If you would like to refer your child for testing, please download and submit this referral form in English or Spanish to any elementary office. If you have additional questions that are not answered here, please feel free to contact our Highly Capable Coordinator or Director of Student Support Services.

 


Students in the Highly Capable Program have an opportunity to receive differentiated instruction including intellectual rigor, accelerated pacing and content mastery. The process for qualifying begins with a referral from a teacher, parent or community member, which can be downloaded here in English or Spanish. A parent or legal guardian must give written consent for evaluation, which includes standardized testing offered by the Enumclaw School District and the collection of a student assessment profile consisting of multiple objective criteria, both qualitative and quantitative and formal and informal, such as, but not limited to, CogAT Testing, DRA, SBAC scores, report card, classroom work samples, Renzulli scales, and parent and teacher observation checklists.

After test results and the student assessment profile have been collected, a multidisciplinary selection committee will review all data for each nominated student. The selection committee consists of a teacher, administrator, school psychologist and additional professionals who may provide content. The selection committee will evaluate the individual student assessment profile and make a decision on selections based on a preponderance of evidence that the student is among the most Highly Capable, a clear need for Highly Capable services, and student would benefit the most from inclusion in the district’s continuum of services.

Parents will be notified regarding evaluation results through writing. Parents will receive an explanation of identification procedures, an explanation of the appeal process, and procedures for exiting the Highly Capable program.

If the student qualifies, services will be offered and the family may accept or decline according to their wishes. Students who have tested previously and qualified do not need to repeat the assessment or referral process.

Before services begin, written parent permission for services to identified students must be obtained.

Testing for this program is administered in the fall and spring of each year. Notification for testing will appear on the School District web page, in the Courier Herald, in each school’s newsletter and front office. All referrals for fall testing are due by the first Friday in October, and referrals for spring testing are due by the first Friday in April.

If you would like to refer your child for testing, please download and submit this referral form in English or Spanish to any elementary office. If you have additional questions that are not answered here, please feel free to contact our Highly Capable Coordinator or Director of Student Support Services. Our Highly Capable brochure is available to read here.

Questions should be addressed to:
April Drake
Highly Capable Coordinator
april_drake@enumclaw.wednet.edu
360.802.7394
or
Keri Marquand
Director, Student Support Services
keri_marquand@enumclaw.wednet.edu
360.802.7104