Highly Capable Program (HiCap)
The 2020-21 school year open nomination window for kindergarten through 12th-grade students was Nov. 2 through Dec. 4 and is now closed. Our window for open nominations for 2021-22 will be posted here in the fall of 2021 and publicized in district communication.
The Lake Stevens School District Strategic Plan states that highly capable students will experience rigorous and challenging content as well as cognitively demanding instruction, along with opportunities for creative and divergent thinking. Our comprehensive program begins at Kindergarten and spans through 12th grade. Our cadre of highly trained teachers is committed to providing a program that compacts and accelerates the curriculum. They design their lessons to add depth and complexity to the curriculum to keep our highly capable students working on the outer edges of their abilities.
Highly capable students often possess the following learning characteristics:
- Capacity to learn with 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
For additional information or questions, contact us:
- Sarah Danielson, Director of Student Intervention: 425-335-1589
- Linda Mauer, HiCap Program Coordinator: 425-740-4217