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Highly-Capable Program

What does Hi-Cap mean?
"Hi-Cap" refers to the Highly Capable Program. The Hi-Cap Program curriculum is supported by the district adopted curriculum, teacher instruction, and the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). It is for qualified students in K-5th grades.

Who is in Hi-Cap?
Hi-Cap is for students that meet or exceed the 90th percentile ranking on multiple assessments for both math and/or reading in the Richland School District.  Students must be nominated and have a consent form signed and returned to the district administration office by the dates indicated in the Timeline Document. Students meeting Screening Criteria in either reading and/or math will be eligible for school-based services.
What services does my "Hi-Cap" child receive?
Hi-Cap students will receive instruction requiring more complex skills with a deeper and broader understanding of content. Challenge comes from an advanced content, interaction with intellectual peers, and projects and activities that create a need for organization, and study skills. Teaching strategies include an emphasis on problem-solving, critical thinking skills, creativity skills and the development of research skills.
When can my child qualify for Hi-Cap?
Nomination, screening, and qualifying will occur in September for Kindergarten. A Nomination-Consent Form for Kindergarten will be required. The window to submit this form is September 1st to September 15th each school year. Kindergarten students must be nominated and have a consent form signed and returned to the District administration office by the dates indicated in the Timeline Document.
Applications for School-Based Highly Capable building programs and "QUEST" (Grades 3-5) programs are currently being accepted and MUST be received no later than January 15, 2017. Applications must be mailed directly to Toni Vonderhulls and can be found in the school office or online.
Testing will be conducted in the winter, for the placement the following fall. Students enrolled from the previous year will automatically continue in the Building-Based or QUEST program unless withdrawn or exited.

Where can I get more information on Hi-Cap?

Click HERE.

 

Please contact school counselor Nicole White for information about HI-CAP.

nicole.white@rsd.edu

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