Highly Capable Program

Highly capable services are available in the Pullman School District for grades K-12 in accordance to Chapter 392-170-010 of the Washington Administrative Code. A teacher, parent/guardian, student, or any person who has knowledge of the student’s abilities may initiate a referral for highly capable services.

The referral form is available below or at the elementary, middle, and high schools from the school psychologist. Referral forms for current kindergarten students to receive services during the current school year will be accepted the 4th week of October. Referral forms for current K-11th grade students to receive services during the following school year will be accepted the 4th week of February. Students may only be assessed once per academic year.

Multiple objective criteria are used for identification of qualified students by a Highly Capable Selection Committee. Parent permission will be obtained before conducting any assessments for eligibility.

For more information on the referral process or to obtain a referral form, contact the school psychologist at the student’s school or the Instructional Programs Office at (509)332-3144. Additional information, as well as the referral form, can also be found at http://bit.ly/2htubQG.

The referral window for Highly Capable Program eligibility for the 2020-2021 school year wrapped up on March 6, 2020. 

Cognitive testing was scheduled to take place in April but was cancelled due to the school closures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.  At this time, we are uncertain of how or when the testing will be able to be conducted in a manner that follows Washington State social distancing guidelines for schools.  School district administration continue to meet and discuss all district special programs and will identify a plan for highly capable program testing.  Once we’ve identified how to proceed, we will notify all families of referred students. 

Highly Capable Program Advisory Committee

Are you interested in serving as a parent representative on the Highly Capable Program Advisory Committee for Pullman Public Schools? The committee aides in developing, monitoring, implementing, and evaluating the district's Highly Capable Program plan. The committee ensures compliance with state laws and administrative codes governing the Highly Capable Program, including equitable identification of low-income students, and makes recommendations, as needed, to the district Policy Committee and School Board regarding changes to the district policy and procedure. The committee meets 4x throughout the school year. If you are interested in joining the HCP Advisory Committee please contact the Instructional Programs office by phone at (509) 332-3144 or by email at instructionalprograms@psd267.org