Mead School District is committed to identifying and providing for the intellectual, social, and emotional needs of our highly capable students in preparing them academically for college and career readiness.
Mead's definition of Highly Capable is students who perform or show potential for performing at significantly advanced academic levels when compared with others of their age, experiences or environments. Outstanding abilities are seen within students' general intellectual aptitudes, specific academic abilities, and/or creative productivities within a specific domain.
Highly capable students will receive accelerated and enhanced learning opportunities to advance academic achievement and growth through a menu of options. Services will be designed to address the unique learning needs of each student and therefore, may vary from one student to the next.
Annual public notification for any major identification window shall be made in multiple ways including our district website, district publication Mead Matters, and school newsletters.
Timeline of Referrals/Testing
Appeals will be considered for students who did not meet the criteria for services provided by the district. The multidisciplinary team will examine provided evidence of high ability and need for service placement.
Out-of-district transfer students that have qualified in that district’s highly capable program are not automatically enrolled. Test scores and placement letters from the other district may be used as long as they meet our placement criteria. Students may need to re-test in Mead. New students or transfer students with former Highly Capable designation need to be reevaluated for identification within 3 months of enrollment.
|Grade Level Bands||K - 6||7 - 12|
|Nomination / Referral Forms||Teacher/Parent Referral Form||Teacher/Parent Referral Form|
|Evaluation / Assessment||