Highly Capable Services

Highly Capable Services are designed for students identified through cognitive testing and academic performance. We provide services and programs for students whose needs are beyond the scope of the general education classroom. Services are designed to provide challenging, integrated, and enriched curriculum.

Students are identified for Highly Capable services in a two step process, universal screening and assessment.

For more information, visit the district's Highly Capable Services page.

Services & Programs

Advanced Academics Program (AAP)

Advanced Academics Program (AAP) is offered at all middle schools for 6th grade students. AAP for 7th and 8th grade students is offered at Canyon Park, Leota, and Northshore. The Advanced Academics Program provides eligible students an opportunity for advanced level work with students from across the district with like academic ability and interest. Students take AAP classes in English, Social Studies and Science, and follow their math course trajectory. Students register for one semester of Health/Fitness and 1.5 elective courses for a complete academic program. All middle school students will attend their neighborhood school regardless of highly capable qualification.

In-Class Services

For 7th and 8th grade students at Kenmore, Skyview, and Timbercrest, highly capable services are offered through the Challenge Program. Services may include:

  • Clustering identified students in a classroom to provide a peer group
  • Adjusting pacing, reducing review and repetition, curriculum compacting
  • Enhanced/enriched content or curriculum
  • Differentiated instruction
  • Extending content to include rigorous problems or projects

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