Highly Capable Program Grades K-12

  • The Highly Capable Program
    serves students in grades K-12 in the Bremerton School District who have been identified as a Highly Capable learner and completed the identification process.  Once a student is identified with the unique learning skills sets, they will be matched with one of the following district services to meet their needs:

    • Support at the elementary school the student attends;
    • Services in a self-contained program at Kitsap Lake;
    • Support and services at their secondary school with AP and Honors classes (this may include clustering Language Arts Social Studies Learning Block)  

    To determine whether this program would be a good fit for a student, it is important for parents to discuss academic abilities and performance with the child’s teacher(s).  In addition to high academic performance, highly capable children often exhibit the following characteristics:   

    • Capacity to learn with an unusual depth of understanding, to retain what has been learned, and to transfer learning to new situations
    • Capacity and willingness to deal with increasing levels of abstraction and complexity earlier than their chronological peers
    • Creative ability to make unusual connections among ideas and concepts
    • Ability to learn quickly in their area(s) of intellectual strength
    • Capacity for intense concentration and/or focus
  • Student Referral/Nomination Procedure

  • Student Assessment Procedure

  • Eligibility Criteria

  • Placement/Services

  • Appeals Process

  • Evaluation of the Highly Capable Services/Program

    Assistant Director of Special Programs
    Julie Fairall
    Phone: 360.473.1061
    Highly Capable Program Secretary 
    Phone: 360.473.1061
    Fax: 360.473.1043