We offer a highly capable program which provides selected kindergarten through twelfth-grade students access to basic education program that accelerates learning and enhances instruction. A highly capable student is one who has been shown to have superior cognitive abilities, specific academic achievement, or exceptional creativity.
    Our program objectives include
    • Expansion of academic attainments and intellectual skills
    • Stimulation of intellectual curiosity, independence, and responsibility
    • Development of a positive attitude toward self and others; and,
    • Development of originality and creativity.
    Program overview
    We provide a continuum of services to eligible students.
    At the elementary level, we offer a self-contained program at Michael T. Simmons Elementary for grades 3 - 5 and differentiated enrichment opportunities at all schools.
    Students in our secondary schools (grade 6 - 12) have access to accelerated learning opportunities and honors courses in English or math, as well as Advanced Placement and Running Start.
    Annual nomination window
    Our annual nomination window is open!
    Do you know a student who might be a good fit for our program? You can nominate them by Friday, November 5, 2021, using this link to the online form or by downloading and completing the form below. You can also pick up a copy of the form at the main office of your school. Completed paper copies of the forms should be returned to Teresa Frazier at the district office. You can drop it off at the front desk or mail it to her at 621 Linwood Ave SW | Tumwater WA 98512.
    Translated nomination forms are also available. If you need a form in a language other than one listed below, please contact Teresa Frazier (teresa.frazier@tumwater.k12.wa.us | 360.709.7031).

    Nomination form
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