Highly Capable Services/Program for the Academically Talented
Applications/Nominations begin November 17, 2017.
The Riverview School District will be accepting nominations for assessing students for Highly Capable Services, including the Grades 2-5 Program for the Academically Talented (PAT) for the 2018-19 school year. All first grade students will be screened in January to determine their eligibility, so no students in kindergarten or first grade need to be nominated.
Parents can opt-out of the Highly Capable screening for their children by completing the opt-out form. This form will be given to parents at conferences or sent home with your 1st grade child.
All parents who wish to refer their 2nd grade through 11th grade children may pick up a nomination form in the school office starting November 17th to be turned in by December 15th (the final day to nominate a student). No late nominations or outside (private) test scores will be accepted. Those elementary students who meet the criteria of the screener given during the school day, at their home school, will be invited to take the full Cognitive Abilities Test in February 2018.
The goal for Highly Capable Services is to support and provide appropriate academic challenges to students with extraordinary ability in English/Language Arts or Math.
DATES TO REMEMBER:
- December 15th - ALL Highly Capable Nomination Forms Due in the HiCap Office at Carnation Elementary School
- Round 1 - January 2018, CogAT screener administered during the school day at students’ home schools
Those who meet the criteria will move on to take the full CogAT test
- Round 2 - Late February CogAT test for those who qualify from January screening (date and time to be announced)
*If a child is ill or unable to attend a screening or testing session, parents must contact the HiCap office to schedule a make-up test. No outside test scores will be accepted.