Qualifying students receive an invitation to participate in the Highly Capable program.
Eligible students are offered enrollment in a self-contained classroom. These classrooms are located at Cedar Wood, Forest View, Mill Creek, Penny Creek, View Ridge and Whittier elementary schools. Each neighborhood school is assigned to one of these six centers. The Highly Capable centers may have multi-age classrooms to accommodate the number of students qualifying each year.
Transportation for families living within district boundaries is offered for qualifying students to their assigned Highly Capable center. Qualifying students whose home school has a Highly Capable center will have the same transportation services as regular program students. Qualifying students must attend the assigned center unless they follow the district variance process. Transportation is NOT available for students who have obtained a variance.
Students in the Highly Capable program learn and study in self-contained classrooms with a fast-paced curriculum that encourages and inspires them to develop higher level thinking skills. Students are taught and graded at one grade level above their chronological grade in Reading and Mathematics.
What are the Highly Capable Program objectives?
In accordance with its philosophy to develop the special abilities of each student, Everett Public Schools shall offer appropriate instructional programs to meet the needs of exceptionally gifted and talented students of school age. The framework for such programs shall encompass, but not be limited to, the following objectives:
- Expansion of academic attainments and intellectual skills.
- Stimulation of intellectual curiosity, independence and responsibility.
- Development of a positive attitude toward self and others.
- Development of originality and creativity.