• Rainier School District’s Highly Capable Program

    Highly Capable Nominations for the 2021-2022 school year will open February 7, 2022. Teachers and parents may nominate students to be considered for the Highly Capable Program from February 7, 2022 - February 25, 2022. 

    If you would like to have your child considered for testing, nomination forms will be available in each school office as well as on the district website beginning on February 7th, 2022. They must be returned to your child’s school office no later than February 25, 2022. All nomination forms will be reviewed and all students nominated will go through a screening process that includes a review of state assessment scores, district assessment scores, teacher input and the results of an online screening assessment (CogAT). Parent’s/Guardian's of those students who are identified through the initial screening process will be notified with information on scheduling the students to take the full battery of tests (CogAT) online. 

    A selection committee will then review the test results and other pertinent information such as full battery CogAT test, grades, and other holistic information gathered from parents and teachers. Those students considered highly qualified will be identified, and the students and parent/guardian will be notified. 

    Elementary students who are identified as highly capable will be placed in advanced reading and/or the advanced math group. Middle school and high school students who are identified will be placed in the honors and AP classes. All students in this program will have access to enrichment activities as they become available. 

    Highly Capable Timelines:

    February 7th - February 25th Parent/Teacher HiCap nominations open 
    February 28th - March 4th CogAT online screenings for nominations
    March 7th - 25th - CogAT full battery testing administration
    March 28th - April 1st Notification sent to parents with results of CogAT

    Parent Referral Sheets

    Highly Capable Program Parent Referral Information for K-5

    Highly Capable Program Parent Referral Information for Grades 6-12

    With any questions about highly capable nominations, please contact Kristin Robinson at
    robinsonk@rainier.wednet.edu or by phone at 360.446.2205.