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Please note: Highly Capable student referrals for summer testing must be completed by the close of the day August 12th, 2021 at 4:00 pm. Testing dates will occur throughout the Summer of 2021 with families contacted through email regarding options.

If you have a student who you think may benefit from cluster or self-contained Highly Capable services, there will be an opportunity for summer testing for students who have not been referred in the last nine months.  

With the consideration of a number of factors including less time in person for all grades, remote learning, and lack of universal screeners, we are amending our usual policy to include testing this summer for current students instead of just those new to the area. 

We anticipate there will be a few options for summer testing dates to accommodate social distancing. 

Teachers and families should fill out the form now referring for summer testing which would have results before the 2021-22 school year begins.

Summer Highly Capable Referral Form for Teachers and Parents

Overview of Highly Capable Services

  • Voyager PACE will serve the Voyager, Artondale, and Harbor Heights schools
  • Discovery PACE will serve Discovery and Swift Water schools
  • The third location for PACE will be shifted to Purdy Elementary School from Minter Creek Elementary School.  Purdy PACE will serve Evergreen, Vaughn, Minter Creek, and Purdy students.

We will continue to offer Accelerated in Reading (AIR) and Accelerated in Math (AIM) cluster services at all elementary schools.

We are also adding a part-time instructional support teacher for the Key Peninsula (Evergreen, Vaughn, and Minter Creek) in addition to the PACE and cluster options to work with Highly Capable identified students in a pull-out model, support teachers with resources for extending learning in the classroom, help identify underrepresented students in the schools, and offer whole class rigorous and creative lessons.

For more information on Highly Capable services in PSD401, check out our website at https://www.psd401.net/learning/highly-capable.  If you have any questions, please contact HighlyCapable@psd401.net

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