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Referral Information

All District Highly Capable Referral Period: Tuesday, November 14 - Thursday, December 7, 2023

Does your child perform at significantly advanced academic levels when compared with others? Consider referring them for Highly Capable Services by submitting a referral during the November 14 - Thursday, December 7 window. Referral forms will be available using the link below. Paper packets will be available at the District Office.  

Learning characteristics could include:

  • Analytical thinker
  • Accelerated learner
  • Advanced language speaker
  • Self-motivated

Upon referral, testing will be held during the months of January and February. Test scores will be reviewed to determine eligibility and families will be notified by March.  

Referral period closes on Dec. 7. Late referrals will not be accepted.  

Please note: Second and fifth grade students will participate in a Highly Capable Universal Screener in the fall, and therefore do not need to be referred to be considered for services. 

If you have questions about the referral/testing process or about the Highly Capable program, please contact Allison Sheldon at (253) 891-6061or via email at allison_sheldon@sumnersd.org

Referral link (English): https://forms.gle/n61taYCFKUAQzjsf9

Referral link (Spanish): https://forms.gle/43eDAfoofQHENV7RA

Referral link (Ukrainian): https://forms.gle/PczCnJq9FHEtQxTa6 

Referral link (Russian): https://forms.gle/QzKyThnFeN95Yg56A


 

Presentation: The Referral Process

Presentation: The Referral Process

- What is highly capable
- What is a highly capable referral
- Who can refer a student
- Testing
- Next steps

Presentation: A Continuum of Services

Presentation: A Continuum of Services

- Elementary Programs
- Middle School Programs
- High School Programs
- Benefits of AP & IB
- Benefits of Running Start

Resources for Families

Presentation: The Referral Process

Presentation: A Continuum of Services