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.

    2022-23 Highly Capable Placements:  Winter highly capable testing is complete.  The 2022-23 Placement notification letters will be sent to families through the mail during the month of April.  If you did not receive a letter by May, please contact Judy Armijo at (253) 800-2090.
    Endeavour Application
    Current 2nd grade Challenge students and newly qualified 2nd grade students will automatically be invited to apply for the Endeavour program. There is limited space available in Endeavour for next year's 4th and 5th grade. Please contact Judy Armijo at 253.800.2090 for further assistance. Due Date:  4/29/22
    Appeals are considered annually for students who did not meet the criteria for placement.    The outcomes of an appeal include: maintaining the placement decision, changing the placement decision, or allowing the student to retest in late summer/early fall.  In order to appeal the placement team decision for your child, you must submit an appeal form to the BSD Assessment Office by May 27. Use the Appeal Form link below:

    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