Highly Capable Program


Services for Highly Capable students are available under Chapter 392-170 of the Washington Administrative Code. Only students currently enrolled in Sprague or Lamont Districts are eligible for Highly Capable services. A teacher, parent, guardian, peer, student, or anyone who knows the student’s abilities may initiate a referral for highly capable services. 

Annually, all second—and fifth-grade students will be screened for referral to the Highly Capable Program. This universal screening is intended to include students who traditionally might not be referred for Highly Capable programs. Each second—or fifth-grade student will be screened with at least two data points. 

For students outside of second or fifth grades, initiating a referral for the Highly Capable Program is straightforward. Referral forms are available here or in the school office. Referrals may be submitted at any time throughout the year. Once a referral is received, the Highly Capable Team will convene to process it. The team, consisting of teachers, administrators, and the Program Manager, will use multiple objective criteria to identify qualified students. Parent permission is a prerequisite before conducting any eligibility assessments.