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.

    Update:  Referrals and Testing for 2021-22 Placement
    Due to the current remote learning model, we are delaying the typical winter referrals and testing for placement into the 2021-22 highly capable programs.  We will provide an update of our plans in February.

    Elementary Challenge Program 2020-21

    We will be continuing our practice of pulling-out students  on one designated day of the week based on their school and grade level.   However, this year our Challenge day will be a half-day program scheduled from 12:45 pm to 3:00 pm.  By starting in the afternoon, we hope to minimize the occurrence of a student missing any of the  “Live Instruction” from their homeroom teacher.  
    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 253.800.2090 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
    253.800.2091 (phone) | 253.800.2099 (fax) | Email

    Judy Armijo, Secretary
    253.800.2090 (phone) | 253.800.2099 (fax) | Email