Beginning in the 2014-15 school year, and in accordance with changes to the state law, the Northshore School District Highly Capable Program will provide a continuum of services for students identified as most highly capable in grades K-12.
Information on nominations of students for participation in Highly Capable Services in grades 2-8 for the 2014-15 school year as well as the notification and testing schedule are available on the Nomination and Testing Schedule webpage. Nominations will be accepted from May 5 until 4 P.M. on June 10. Upon review of the nomination forms, applications are being sent via email. The deadline for completed applications is 4 P.M. on June 12.
Students are identified through a district assessment process that varies depending on the grade level of the child. Identification generally occurs the year prior to services being delivered, except in the kindergarten year. In kindergarten, students will be screened, identified and served within the same year. Once students are identified, they continue to be served in the highly capable program unless they are officially exited from the program. Based on multiple assessment measures, the District Highly Capable Review Team determines eligibility and appropriate placement for service delivery.
At the elementary level, parents of students who are identified as most highly capable (through the district process) in reading, math, or both reading and math will have the option to receive services in their home school. This is NOT a self-contained classroom like our current Elementary Advanced Program (EAP).
With the home school option, students will receive enhanced or extended learning opportunities in their regular classroom. EAP is located at Bear Creek and Shelton View for the 2014-2015 school year and is offered to students who qualify in both reading and math.
Information updates about the highly capable program will be added to our website www.nsd.org/eap
through the end of the school year and this summer.