Highly Capable Programs

WELCOME

Welcome to Deer Park School District’s Highly Capable program.  We are passionate about serving the needs of gifted students.  We are proud of our students’ academic potential and the bright future they represent.  Working together, staff, administration, students, teachers and parents are collaborating to help these exceptional kids stay challenged at the appropriate level during their regular school day as well as offering some after school enrichment and summer opportunities for continued depth and rigor.  We are committed to reaching all kids where they are to customize learning opportunities that are optimal for their abilities.  Thank you for your interest and support!

 

MISSION

To identify and provide, through a variety of instructional strategies, for the unique intellectual, social, and emotional needs of our highly capable students to help ensure their college and career readiness.

 

SERVICES

Highly Capable Services are designed for students identified as advanced learners through cognitive and/or academic performance. According to Washington State law, students identified for Highly Capable Program services are those who “perform or show potential for performing at significantly advanced academic levels compared with others of their age, experiences, or environments. Outstanding abilities are seen within students’ general intellectual aptitudes, specific academic abilities, and/or creative productivities within a specific domain.

Combined with the commitment of our Board of Directors and instructional staff, State law ensures high-quality HiCap services for eligible students; here in Deer Park, we offer a continuum of appropriate Highly Capable Program services.

 

GUIDING PRINCIPLES

  • Whole-child focus: Support for academic, creative, and social-emotional development fostering a growth mindset.
  • Different work, not more work: Developing innovative, creative, and critical thinkers through access to advanced learning standards with appropriate depth and rigor.
  • Not a one-size-fits-all: Highly Capable qualified students have diverse needs and unique challenges, in addition to high cognitive capability and/or academic achievement. Often this requires the collaboration of teams across programs to meet the needs of individual learners.
  • Equitable access: Ability and talent are equally distributed, opportunity is not. All students, regardless of race, income, culture, special needs, or support program, have the potential to qualify for advanced learning services when given equitable opportunity with culturally and linguistically accessible instruments and an unbiased qualification system.

 

PUBLIC NOTICE 

Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 392-170-042 requires school districts to annually make public
notification to parents and students before any major identification activity for Highly Capable services
occurs. Next month, Deer Park School District will engage in preliminary identification activities of those
who may show potential for performance significantly above grade level. This helps us provide daily
services within the regular classroom (including differentiation of instruction, special awareness
regarding the social-emotional needs of gifted kids, and more). Secondly, it opens the opportunity for
certain higher-performing students to participate in after-school enrichment programs. We have
several grade-level opportunities running in 2020.

Some examples of criteria used to identify students are in-district assessments like iReady, state
assessments like the SBA, curriculum or classroom based assessments, teacher recommendations and
parent nominations. If you believe your student clearly displays significant above average ability and
may benefit from adjusted class activities or more challenge and rigor, you may fill out a Parent
Nomination form and submit it to Cheryl Henjum at DPE or Kristin Janson at the administration building.
You may submit these forms any time throughout the year. Contact Kristin Janson at (509) 468-3376 or
kristin.janson@dpsdmail.org if you have questions.

Director of Elementary Education

K-12 Highly Capable Coordinator

Use the links below for
access to Deer Park’s
HiCap resources!

Calendar

Upcoming Events

*December 2019

*January 2020

*February 2020

Resources

DPSD Committee Meeting Notes

September 9, 2019

October 29, 2019

January 23, 2020

Teachers

Resources

 

 

 

Schools
  • Deer Park Elementary
  • Arcadia
  • Deer Park Middle
  • Deer Park High
  • Deer Park Home Link

Highly Capable Programs In Action!

Parents

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Resources

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Schools

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