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HCP Referral Process
Highly Capable Program (HCP) Referral Process
Which students should be referred for Highly Capable Program (HCP) services?

Highly capable students are students who perform or show potential for performing at significantly advanced academic levels when compared with others of their age, experiences, or environments. (WAC 392-170-035) A student who is highly capable might possess a number of learning characteristics.

Referral Process:

Teachers, parents or community members may refer any Port Townsend School District student in grades K-11 for assessment by completing the Highly Capable Program services referral form and submitting it to the district office. At the secondary level, students may also self-refer. (WAC 392-170-045). Students may be referred for services in the Reach Program once per 12 month period.

A committee of teachers, administrators, and an educational psychologist will review the following evidence:
  • Student Work Samples
  • Teacher Checklists
  • Parent Checklists
  • Assessment Information
  • Cognitive Abilities Test, Version 7
  • Other pieces of applicable evidence for making eligibility decisions
For more details on the referral and appeal process, download the file below.