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. Parents/guardians request that the student no longer take part in the services. In this case the
    parent/guardian complete the exit request form and send it to Student Support Services located at 3900
    Broadway, Everett, WA 98201. The form 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 Kindergarten and/or 1st grade are not guaranteed continuation of Highly
    Capable services beyond 1st 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 districts Highly Capable Selection
    Committee will then review student performance data, consider appropriateness of 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 base on
    assessment data and classroom performance.