Highly Capable Program Referrals
Beacon Elementary will be offering the Highly Capable Program for students in grades K-2 for the 2016-17 school year.
WAC definition of Highly Capable:
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. These students are present not only in the general populace, but are present within all protected classes.
Students who are highly capable may possess, but are not limited to, these learning characteristics:
1. Capacity to learn with unusual depth of understanding, to retain what has been learned, and to transfer learning to new situations
2. Capacity and willingness to deal with increasing levels of abstraction and complexity earlier than their chronological peers
3. Creative ability to make unusual connections among ideas and concepts
4. Ability to learn quickly in their area(s) of intellectual
Qualifying students will receive differentiated instruction in their regular classrooms and participate in a weekly Extended Learning Program. If you would like to refer a student for evaluation for this program, please complete the referral form and return it to the school office by Friday, October 7th. Referrals turned in after the deadline will be considered for the following year.
Referral forms are available in the school office or by clicking on the links below. Parent permission is needed to release students from class to participate in the testing.
For more information, please contact Julie Aldrich, Highly Capable teacher, at 249-4331.