The Highly Capable Program provides learning support services for qualifying students in grades Kindergarten through 12th. The purpose of the Highly Capable program is to meet the unique needs of students who demonstrate exceptional ability, academic achievement and creativity.
It is the goal of the Ellensburg School District to ensure high levels of learning and opportunities for all students including those who are highly capable or performing at advanced levels. The Highly Capable and Advanced Programs are intended to provide support for students identified as requiring services beyond the normal learning environment. Highly Capable students are identified following State definitions of Highly Capable students (Chapter 392-170 WAC): 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.”
ESD Board Policy 2190 and Procedure 2190P regarding Highly Capable can be found on our website here under “policies” in the upper right.