Selection procedures include a nomination process each Spring and Fall. Nominations can be from anyone (parent, teacher, community member) including academic and creativity assessment data. Potential students must have written parent permission prior to cognitive testing. A selection committee composed of teachers, counselor/school psychologist, and administrators will make the final selection of students eligible for the program.

Selection is based on academic assessments, a cognitive assessment, and teacher/parent ratings on learning, motivation, and creativity. The selection committee reviews data on each student, substituting student numbers for names to protect confidentiality. Parents will receive a letter following the selection committee’s decision for placement in the program.

PLEASE NOTE: No more than (2) assessments will be administered within a (4) year period. Re-tests must be at least one calendar year from the date of previous testing. Out of district testing must have prior approval of the Highly Capable Program Coordinator. Testing from other sources will be considered as additional information only.