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2190 (P) - Highly Capable Programs



In order to develop the abilities of each Highly Capable Program student, the district will offer a highly capable program which provides kindergarten through twelfth grade students selected for the program access to basic education programming that accelerates learning and enhances instruction. The framework for such programs shall encompass, but not be limited to, the following objectives:

    1. Expansion of academic attainments and intellectual skills;
    2. Stimulation of intellectual curiosity, independence and responsibility;
    3. Development of a positive attitude toward self and others; and
    4. Development of originality and creativity.

The School Board will annually approve the district’s highly capable plan, including: the number of students the district expects to serve by grade level; the district’s plan to identify students; a description of the highly capable program goals; a description of the services the program will offer; an instructional program description; a description of ongoing professional development for highly capable program and general education staff; program evaluation; a fiscal report; and assurances that the district is legally compliant.

The superintendent or designee shall establish procedures consistent with state guidelines for nominating, assessing and selecting children of demonstrated achievement or potential ability in terms of general intellectual ability, academic aptitude, and creative or productive thinking.

Legal References:



Programs -- Authority of local school districts--Selection of students



Special services program--Highly capable students


Adopted by the Board: July 16, 2002

Revised: January 21, 2014

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