Each school year, Highly Capable students are identified through a data review process. The automatic review looks at:
Once the data review is complete, a letter is mailed explaining if the student has been identified as a highly capable student or not. Once a student is identified as a highly capable student and families have provided permission for services, the student will begin to receive Highly Capable services the following school year.
Can the data review decision be appealed?
Yes. Families have the option to submit an appeal within ten days of receiving the data review results.
Can you opt out of the data review process?
Before a student’s data is reviewed, a letter is mailed to families letting them know their child may be highly capable and we are planning to review their data.
Families have the option to opt out of the review, but this means their child will not be identified as Highly Capable and they will not receive Highly Capable services for the next school year. If a parent changes their mind, their student may be reviewed again in future school years.
If a student is not included in the annual data review, but a family or teacher feel the student may need Highly Capable services, a referral can be submitted. A teacher or family can submit a referral form each year between January 1 – May 31. Once the referral is received, the family will be notified by mail about next steps in the identification process.