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 demonstrations 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 1 and October 9, 2020.


    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 Val McKern at 509-738-6725, vmckern@kfschools.org,  for further information.



    September 28, 2020 – Notification to all K-12th Grade Families

    October 9, 2020 – All nominations due (to Elem, M.S., or H.S. office)

    October 23, 2020 – Highly Capable Committee meets to go over assessment data

    November 2020 – Notification to parents

    December 2020 – Program begins





    Highly Capable Family and Community Recommendation Form Grades K-12


    Highly Capable Teacher Recommendation Form Grades K-12


    Highly Capable Decision Form


    Highly Capable Appeal Process Overview


    Highly Capable Annual Notification