Highly Capable services provide a continuum of accelerated learning services to identified students in grades K–12 who are performing at significantly advanced academic levels when compared with others of their age, environment and experience.
Services provide depth and complexity of instruction in the core content areas of English language arts, social studies, science and math. Highly Capable services are different at various grade levels.
Accelerated learning opportunities may include:
• Differentiated instruction in the elementary general education or self-contained classrooms
• Honors courses at the middle school and high school levels
• Opportunities for middle school students to begin working on high school graduation requirements
• Dual credit options at the high school level such as Advanced Placement courses, College in the High School and Running Start are offered for students to begin earning college credit while in high school
Vancouver Public Schools maintains a commitment to grow and diversify Highly Capable services through ongoing program evaluation and revision. Program revisions are focused on breaking down barriers for underrepresented and underserved students who demonstrate advanced potential when compared with others of their age, experience or environment.