Highly Capable Learners
Dear Parents and Caregivers,
The program for Highly Capable Learners has been created to enrich the school experience for students identified as exceptional or "gifted" for Kindergarten and beyond. We utilize assessment tools as a screening process to identify students who may be served well in such a program. Students previously identified and invited to be part of the Highly Capable Learners program need not reapply annually to participate and remain part of the HCL Program for the duration of their school career in South Whidbey School District.
Children who qualify in the top 2% are considered Tier 3 and eligible for enrichment programs and activities. If you and your child's teacher or teachers believe that he or she may be a highly capable student (in the top 2%) you may nominate the student to be assessed. Please have a conversation with your child's teacher about this and request a nomination packet.
We will be using the Cognitive Ability Test (CogAT) for 3rd-12th graders on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 9:30am at SWES. Nominations are due by Thursday March 1, 2018. Students are not formally assessed until the spring of second grade. Between Kindergarten and fall of their 3rd grade year, student learning needs will be supported individually by teachers in their classrooms.
Please see and complete the eligibility to test form on the school website. Please email or send the completed form to Christine Amundson at South Whidbey High School. The testing date is subject to change, and we will notify nominated families of changes in a timely manner.
Please review and complete referral forms on this website and return to your child's classroom teacher.
Please call or email if you have any questions.
Jeff Cravy, HCL Director
All forms should be mailed to:
South Whidbey Academy
Attn: Christine Amundson
5675 Maxwelton Road, Langley WA 98260
Please read the Program Enrollment Procedure
Parent/Guardian Recommendation Form
Parent Authorization for Eligibility Testing