Highly Capable

  • Highly Capable Referrals

    It is time for highly capable referrals.  Anyone (parents, teachers, community, students, etc.) can refer a student to be tested for potential qualification in highly capable programs.  
    The first step is to complete and submit an Online Highly Capable Referral Form within the following date ranges:
    Kindergarten:   December 1, 2019 - December 21, 2019
    1st Grade - 7th Grade:    January 6, 2020 - January 31, 2020

    ​Use the links on the left margin to discover more about our highly capable programs, the testing and referral process, and the selection criteria.   You can also download this information in the Highly Capable Programs Packet (2019-20).   Click here for the Spanish version.
    Note:  An online application for the full-time elementary Endeavour program will be available in March for current 2nd - 4th grade elementary Challenge students and available for newly identified students in early May.
    New to Bethel School District?

    Students who transfer to Bethel School District and have qualified in that district's highly capable program are not automatically enrolled.  Test scores and placement letters from the prior district may be used as long as they meet our criteria.  Please contact Judy Armijo at 253.800.6952 for further information.


  • 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
    253.800.6953 (phone) | 253.800.6036 (fax) | Email

    Judy Armijo, Secretary
    253.800.6952 (phone) | 253.800.6036 (fax) | Email