Public Announcement: Highly Capable Student Identification

It is time to begin this school year’s process for identifying students who may qualify for highly capable services and benefit from specialized instruction.


Please refer to the referral form, “Crescent -HiCap Program Plan 2019-20” located on the Crescent School District’s webpage, Teaching and Learning – Learning Support Services - Highly Capable Program. This packet will provide descriptions of the most highly capable student, as provided by the State of Washington’s Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), as well as the process and criteria for identification, the district’s timeline during the school year, and the continuum of services that are offered to identified students. A teacher, parent, guardian, community member, school staff member, may nominate students or they may self-nominate. A signed “nomination” form is needed to assess your student – this form is available within this packet and will be accepted from February 20th until March 13th in 2020. 


You can also get a copy of the form from:

  1. Your school secretary/teachers;
  2. The school district’s webpage:

DEADLINE - end of the school day (3:00 pm) on: Friday, March 13, 2020 WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO MAKE ANY EXCEPTIONS! All referrals must be returned to the office by this time.


Please DO NOT return the forms through the student’s weekly folder, backpack, etc. as this is a prime opportunity for items to be misplaced – we cannot be held responsible for lost or missing forms.

Both parents and educators know that all children have special talents. In order to insure that we are identifying children who may need and benefit from special services, please recognize that there may be differences between a bright, intelligent, hard-working student (who is being challenged effectively within his/her learning environment) or a highly capable (gifted) child who would benefit from something beyond that level.


Please feel free to contact:   Dave Bingham, Superintendent of Crescent Schools, 360-928-3311.


Thank you.

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