Nominations Open for Highly Capable Services
and Program for the Academically Talented
The Riverview School District will be accepting nominations for assessing students for Highly Capable Services, including the Grades 2-5 Program for the Academically Talented (PAT), for the next school year. All first-grade students will be screened during April and May to determine their eligibility, so no first-grade or kindergarten students need to be nominated.
Parents can opt out of the Highly Capable screening for their children by completing the opt-out form. This form is included with the screening letter and available on the Highly Capable Programs webpage.
All parents who wish to refer their 2nd through 11th grade children may submit a nomination form, to be turned in by no later than April 9, 2021. Nomination forms are available from school offices, teachers, and on the Highly Capable Programs webpage.
No late nominations or outside (private) test scores will be accepted. Families of nominated students will receive further information about assessment for identification.
The goal for Highly Capable Services is to support and provide appropriate academic challenges to students with extraordinary ability in English/Language Arts or Math.
DATES TO REMEMBER:
- April 1 - First Grade Opt-Out Forms Due.
- April 9 - All Highly Capable Nomination Forms (Grades 2-11) due in the HiCap Office at 15510 - 1st Ave. NE, PO Box 519, Duvall, WA 98019 or via email to Kristin Edlund, Assistant Director of Teaching and Learning: email@example.com.
- April-May - CogAT screener administered during the school day at students’ home schools (families of remote students will receive further information about the screening process for remote students).
Those who meet the criteria will move on to take the full CogAT test. Please note that if a child is ill or unable to attend a screening or testing session, parents must contact the Highly Capable office to schedule a make-up test, via email to Kristin Edlund, Assistant Director of Teaching and Learning: firstname.lastname@example.org. No outside test scores will be accepted.