For students in grades 2—5, the district provides bus transportation to and from our self-contained program at Pinewood Elementary.
No. Once a student has been identified, they will remain in the program as long as the program is a good fit for their academic needs.
All students with a Parent Request for Student Assessment form on file and who have not previously tested within the last year are eligible to test. You will receive a letter and/or email with the date, time and place of the assessment to the address registered with the school district. If you have not received the information by the middle of February, please call the HiCap office.
One make-up date will be scheduled for each test approximately one week after the original testing dates. Please call the HiCap office to reschedule.
Information is not available until all testing has been completed and placements have been determined by the Review Team. This process can take approximately 2 months. You will be informed of your student’s eligibility by letter and/or email. Test booklets and answer sheets are not available and are held in strict confidence.
No. The district does not accept private testing results as a substitute for the Highly Capable identification process. All students must go through the district’s identification process to be eligible for the Highly Capable program. If special circumstances warrant one-on-one testing, individualized testing may be approved. This testing will be conducted by school district personnel. A fee of $150 is assessed to cover the cost of testing.
Not automatically. Each school district has a unique program for Highly Capable students and may use different testing criteria. Please provide the HiCap Program office a copy of your student’s testing data, plus any other academic achievement support data and it will be reviewed to determine if they can be placed or they need to be tested.
No. Testing is provided at no cost for students who are registered with the Marysville School District. Resident students who are not registered in the Marysville School District are allowed to test for a fee of $150.00. Students moving into the District must be enrolled prior to testing.
The Highly Capable Program works to identify a very specific type of thinker, and only a small number of students meet the criteria. All the students who take the assessment are often bright, do well in school and will continue to do well. Your student’s teacher and principal may also work with you to help provide enrichment opportunities for your student. Appeals regarding assessment determinations will be addressed by an appeals review team. All appeals must be submitted in writing by June 1st of the testing academic year.
The HiCap service can vary between service locations. We encourage parents to follow up directly with the locations that will be serving their HiCap student. Certain locations may provide Information Nights, or meetings. Ask the school's secretary for dates and times if available.
The 10th Street school is a music and arts school that integrates technology into their daily education program. Identified HiCap students that are offered attendance at 10th Street through the lottery may choose the school’s existing educational program as their Highly Capable services.
To determine whether this program would be a good fit for your student, discuss academic abilities and performance with your child’s teacher(s). Aside from high academic performance, some typical learning characteristics of highly capable children include:
In order to be considered for the Highly Capable program, students must go through the District’s assessment process. Applicants must:
Parents may submit the Parent Request for Student Assessment (digital form) at anytime but it must be received by the last school day in January for the student to be scheduled for the identification assessment in the spring.
The formal assessment process will be conducted February through May. Both the Parent Request for Student Assessment (PDF version) and Referral Letter Request forms are also available from your child's school, or at the district office.
If you are the parent/guardian and interested in having your student tested for the Highly Capable Program the Parent Request for Student Assessment form must be completed and submitted by the last school day of January to ensure the student is scheduled to scheduled for test in Spring.
Besides parents/guardians, anyone is welcome to recommend a student for testing consideration. If you know of a student you consider to be a good candidate for the HiCap program, please complete the Referral Letter Request form mail it to the district office or email a digital copy to Karen Davis. A letter and/or email will be sent out in January to all students with a Parent Request for Student Assessment form on file with our office. The letter will provide specific details regarding assessment dates and process information.