Highly Capable Program Timeline 2019-20

2019 - 20 NKSD Highly Capable Dates





September 4-13

Schools to receive list of highly capable students

September Staff Meetings

 Highly Capable Power Points shared at schools-staff sign sheets due Sept. 27

September 27

Kindergarten and new students Highly Capable Flyer sent home in English and Spanish

October 1-31

Referral window open for Kindergarten and new students

October 15

Highly Capable Building Plans Due to District Office

October TBA

Parent Meeting 5:30 DO: Understanding Giftedness & Your Student Learning Plan

October 23-25th

Elementary Parent Conferences – Student Learning Plans Written

October 31

Kindergarten and/or new to NKSD Fall nominations Due

November 1

Copy of Student Learning Plans Due to District Office

November 15

Multi-disciplinary Team to review Kindergarten and new student referrals

November 29

CogAT testing information regarding all NKSD 2nd grade highly capable screening sent to families and staff

December 4

Kindergarten and new student selections communicated to staff and parents by MDT

December 2 - January 3

Referrals for 1, 3-11th open, and Highly Capable flyers in English and Spanish announced on NKSD website, Enews, front offices, and Peachjar

January TBA

Afterschool training for proctoring and interpreting CogAT

January 3

Deadlines for the appeals from fall Kinder/ New Student MDT meeting

January TBA

Parent Meeting 5:30 NKSD District Office - HCP referral process and services

January 3

Highly Capable Referral Closed for grades 1 and 3-11

January 13

Results of Kindergarten and new student appeals communicated to parents and staff

January 6 - 17

CogAT testing occurring in elementary schools (2nd graders only)

January 21

CogAT materials picked up from schools by district office staff

January 20

Optional: Second Grade Teacher Referral Form for second grade student

January 13-29

CogAT screening for 1, 3-11 Referrals at all sites

February TBA

Multi-Disciplinary Team spring meeting: selection from all referrals

March 2

CogAT scores reported to teachers, 2nd grade

March 2

Notification from MDT to parents about highly capable selections

March TBA

Parent Meeting Suquamish : Prospective Parents 3-5 AGATE

March 13

Parent permission and confirmation for HCP services due

April 1-3

Kindergarten Student Learning Plans Written

April 1

Deadline for Appeals

April 17

Copy of Kindergarten SLP due to HCP Office

April 17

Appeals decisions communicated to parents and staff

May KMS/PMS Registration Night

HCP Planning for Next Year and Beyond


Student survey conducted online

May 22

STAR data gathered for elementary/middle school students to evaluate goals

June 17

Last day of school, end of second semester and HCP program review completed

*Updated 8/15/19

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