Highly Capable Program Exit Procedure

  • Everett Public Schools, in compliance with the Washington State rules for Highly Capable Programs (WAC 392-170-047), has a procedure to allow students to exit the Highly Capable Program.

    The Highly Capable Program consists of a variety of models and services and therefore is dynamic and fluid.  Students will be exited from the program for one of the following reasons:

    1. Parent/guardian requests that the student no longer take part in the services. In this case, the parent/guardian submits a written request to exit the program and sends it to P-5 Instruction and Early Learning Programs located at 3900
      Broadway, Everett, WA 98201 or emails it to highlycapable@everettsd.org. A copy of all communication will then be placed in the student’s file.
    2. The student no longer meets eligibility requirements for the Highly Capable Program. Students who are identified for LEAP services in first grade are not guaranteed continuation of Highly Capable services beyond first grade. The continuation of services is contingent upon qualifying for services based on new test results (2nd grade CogAT and Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS).
    3. When an exit from the program is considered, the School Student Assistance Team convenes a meeting to review the student’s profile in order to determine if an exit from the Highly Capable program should be recommended to the district Highly Capable Selection Committee. The district's Highly Capable Selection Committee will then review student performance data, consider the appropriate student placement, and plan for transition of services based on the student needs. The Highly Capable Selection Committee determines whether or not a student’s needs are best met with Highly Capable Program services based on assessment data and classroom performance.