Highly Capable Student Services

Highly Capable (HCP)
The window for Highly Capable Services referral is open until March 31. Anyone may refer a student for evaluation.

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. 


Port Townsend School District offers a Continuum of Services for Highly Capable Students

The goals of district HCP services are:
  • To maintain a high level of engagement in education programming K-12.
  • To develop personal competence leading to exceptional academic achievement.
  • To develop social competence manifested in positive peer relationships and leadership skills.
  • To demonstrate advanced and complex learning in their area(s) of strength

HCP Contacts

Ellen Thomas, Salish Coast Elementary

Elizabeth Farrell, Blue Heron Middle School

Kirsten Bledsoe,Port Townsend High School 

Carrie Ehrhardt, Port Townsend High School

Shelby MacMeekin, Port Townsend School District Highly Capable Coordinator



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