Highly Capable Referrals: Anyone may refer a student for testing for the highly capable programs. Referrals can come from parents, teachers, school specialists, friends, family, community members, district staff, or even the student themselves. Referrals windows are:
KINDERGARTEN: December 1, 2016 to December 16, 2016
GRADES 1-8: January 4, 2017 to January 31, 2017
Click to access the online referral form:
Highly Capable Referral & Testing Process (Overview)
STEP 1A: Kindergarten student online referrals
December 1, 2016 – December 16, 2016
STEP 1B: 1st – 8th grade student online referrals
January 4, 2107 – January 31, 2017
STEP 2: Teachers complete Online Renzulli Scales for each referred student.
STEP 3: Student Testing (scheduled during school by building)
Kindergarten: January 4, 2017 – January 18, 2017
1st – 8th Grade: February 27, 2017 – March 17, 2017253.683.6049
STEP 4: Placement Team meets to make placements for highly capable programs.
STEP 5: Parent notification of placement decision via mail
Kindergarten: End of March
1st – 8th Grade: End of April
Challenge 2016/17 Schedule
The Challenge welcome letters were mailed the first week of September. The first day of Challenge will be Wednesday, September 14. The Challenge schedule is posted below.
The mission of the Bethel School District Highly Capable program is to provide a safe educational environment that enables students to develop the skills, knowledge, attitudes and values to realize their maximum potential.
Brian Loffer, Director of Assessment & Highly Capable Programs
253.683.6953 (phone) | 253.683.6036 (fax) | Email
Judy Armijo, Secretary
253.683.6952 (phone) | 253.683.6036 (fax) | Email