Highly Capable


    Welcome to the Bethel School District Highly Capable Programs page!

    Use the index on the left margin to view program and selection/referral information as well as resources for parents, students, and teachers.  Updates to the referral and selection process will be posted on this home page throughout the year.

    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 within the following date ranges:
    Kindergarten:  December 1, 2018 – December 21, 2018
    1st Grade – 8th Grade:  January 8, 2019 – January 31, 2019
    Online Highly Capable Referral Form
    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 and view this information in the Highly Capable Program Packet 2019-20.
    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 253.683.6952 for further information.


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    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