hicap
  • Highly Capable

    As part of Wellpinit School District's commitment to student learning, we are offering opportunities for enrichment through the K-12 Highly Capable Program.

    The Wellpinit School District believes that highly capable students are those who perform or show potential for performing at significantly advanced academic levels when 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. These students are present not only in the general populace but are present within all protected classes K-12.

    Highly capable students perform or show potential for performing at significantly advanced academic levels when compared with others of their age, experiences, or environments.

    Learning characteristics include, but not limited to:
     
    1. The capacity to learn with unusual depth of understanding, to retain what has been learned, and to transfer learning to new situations.
    2. The capacity and willingness to deal with increasing levels of abstraction and complexity earlier than their chronological peers.
    3. A creative ability to make unusual connections among ideas and concepts.
    4. The ability to learn quickly in their area(s) of intellectual strength.
    5. The capacity for intense concentration and focus.

    Any teacher, parent/guardian, or community member who has knowledge of the student’s abilities may refer a student for entry into Wellpinit’s Highly Capable Program. Students may self-refer themselves. If you believe you know of a student who shares these characteristics you may refer them. Referral forms are available on the Wellpinit School District website or district, elementary, middle/high school offices.

    Parental permission will be obtained before conducting any assessments for eligibility. The Highly Capable Committee will review nominations periodically throughout the year and families will be notified by mail of the screening results.

    Contacts:

    District & Open Doors:

    Terry Bartolino, terryb@wellpinit.org  509-258-4535 (02195)

    Elementary:

    Ray Leaver, rleaver@wellpinit.org   509-258-4535 (03301)

    Middle School & High School:

    Charnelle Holford, cholford@wellpinit.org  509-258-4535 (02146)