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Policy 2190

Highly Capable Programs

In accordance with the philosophy to develop the special abilities of each student, the district shall offer appropriate instructional programs to meet the needs of exceptionally gifted and talented students of school age. The framework for such programs shall encompass, but not be limited to, the following objectives:

A. Expansion of academic attainments and intellectual skills;

B. Stimulation of intellectual curiosity, independence and responsibility;

C. Development of a positive attitude toward self and others; and

D. Development of originality and creativity.

The superintendent shall establish procedures consistent with state guidelines for nominating, assessing and selecting children of demonstrated achievement or potential ability in terms of general intellectual ability, academic aptitude and creative or productive thinking.

Legal References:

RCW 28A.185.030 Programs — Authority of local school districts —Selection of students
WAC 392-170 Special services program — Highly capable students

Management Resources:
2013 – September Issue
Policy News, April 2008 Highly Capable Program



La Center School District Adopted: June 26th, 2007, Updated November 14th, 2016