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Highly Capable Program



Tumwater School District offers 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
  • Development of originality and creativity

 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.

The fall nomination window is open! Do you know a student who might be a good fit for our program? Nominate them by Friday, November 9 using the nomination form. You can pick up a copy at the main office of your school. Forms should be returned to the main office or to Gwen Moody in Student Learning at the district office.