Highly Capable Program


    Kettle Falls School District Highly Capable Program

    Annual Notification Announcement

    WAC 392-170-042



    As part of Kettle Falls School District’s commitment to student learning, we offer opportunities for learning enrichment through the K-12 Highly Capable Program.


    Highly capable students perform or show potential for performing at significantly advanced academic levels when compared with others of their age, experiences, or environments.

    Learning characteristics include:

    1. The child is an intense learner.
    2. The child is an analytical thinker.
    3. The child is a creative producer.
    4. The child is highly motivated in areas of interest.
    5. The child demonstrates High Academic Achievement. 


    Any teacher, parent/guardian, student, or community member who has knowledge of the student’s abilities may refer a student for entry into the Kettle Falls Highly Capable Program. Referral forms are available in the elementary, middle and high school offices and our website. Referrals may be submitted between October 11 and October 28, 2022.


    Student eligibility for the Highly Capable Program is determined through the professional judgment of a Highly Capable Committee through the use of multiple criteria:
    1. Academic achievement
    2. Teacher and parent recommendations
    3. Evidence of highly capable learning characteristics


    The Highly Capable Committee will review nominations periodically throughout the year and families will be notified by mail of the screening results.


    Your child will be served by one or more of the following options as determined by the building Highly Capable Team:

     School enrichment model-differentiation in the classroom
     After school activities like Math is Cool, Robotics, Knowledge Bowl, etc.
     Acceleration Options – College in the Classroom, accelerated pacing, etc.
     Differentiation in classroom


    Please contact Tracy Vining at 509-738-6625 ext 399, tvining@kfschools.org,  for further information.




    October 11, 2022 – Notification to all K-12th Grade Families


    October 28, 2022 – All nominations due (to Elem, M.S., or H.S. office)


    November 4, 2022 – Highly Capable Committee meets to go over assessment data


    November 18,  2022 – Notification to parents


    December 2022 – Program begins





    Hi Cap Family_Community Recommendation Form 2022-23


    Hi Cap Program Decision Form 2022-23


    Hi Cap Teacher Recommendation Form 2022-23


    Hi-Cap Annual Notification


    Hi Cap Appeal Process Form 2022-23