Tumwater School District

Continuous Student Learning in a Caring, Engaging Environment

Continuous Student Learning in a Caring, Engaging Environment


 

Highly Capable Announcement

NOTIFICATION FOR 2016-17 SERVICES

 

Referral window open February 22 – March 4

Schools will be accepting referral forms through March 2.  The district office will be accepting referral forms until 4:00 pm on March 4.
 

Any K-12 student in Tumwater School District who would benefit from advanced/highly capable services may be referred to the district office highly capable program for consideration. A referral form may be submitted by a parent, teacher or a community member.  Forms are available in all TSD elementary school offices or click LINK for a referral form.

 

HIGHLY CAPABLE SERVICES for 2016-2017

Tumwater School District recognizes that students have unique academic needs and for some of our students, they need advanced academic learning opportunities. Tumwater is committed to providing students these advanced opportunities at every grade level.   Below is a list of current services that are being offered in Tumwater School District. These services will continue next school year 2016-2017.

 

1.     Advanced Services in English Language Arts (K-6)

Students are identified and provided advanced academics in the area of English Language Arts (ELA). For this type of service, students will remain in their home elementary school and receive opportunities to participate in an advanced level of English Language Arts instruction. In order to be selected for these services, the district multi-disciplinary team will review multiple measures. One or more of the following measures may be included in this review process:  School District and State assessment data, Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) scores, teacher feedback and observational data.

 

2.     Black Lake “Highly Capable” Program (grades 4-6)

Students who are Tumwater School District residents may be identified and invited to enroll in the Black Lake Elementary “self-contained” program.  If selected for this program, students will enroll as a 4th grader and continue in this program through their 6th grade year. Students will receive advanced academics in all content areas within their school day at Black Lake. In order to be selected for this program, the district multi-disciplinary team will review multiple measures. One or more of the following measures may be included in this review process:  district and state assessment data, Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) scores, teacher feedback and observational data.

 

3.     Middle School Advanced Academics (grades 7-8)

Middle school students may be identified and selected to enroll in either Honors English Language Arts (ELA) or advanced math courses. Both Tumwater and Bush Middle School offer these advanced academic services for 7th and 8th grade students. In order to be selected for advanced classes, the district multi-disciplinary team will review multiple measures. One or more of the following measures may be included in this review process:  district and state assessment data, Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) scores, teacher feedback, and grades.

 

4.      High School (grades 9-12)

Both Tumwater and Black Hills High School offer the following advanced courses for students in grades 9-12.   Please contact your child’s respective high school with questions about how your child can access advanced coursework.

                Honors
                Advanced Placement (AP)
                Running Start

 If you have questions about Tumwater School District’s Highly Capable programs services or testing, please contact:

Jana Christensen, Administrative Assistant 
jana.christensen@tumwater.k12.wa.us 
360-709-7039

 
 
 

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