Appeals Process

Parents/legal guardians have the right to appeal any decision of the Multi-Disciplinary Selection Committee. Individuals appealing the selection committee's decision must submit a completed appeals form. The written request must include reasons for the appeal and, to support reconsideration, provide additional evidence of significantly advanced cognitive or academic levels and/or outstanding intellectual, academic, or creative abilities. 

Parents/legal guardians must submit the appeal request and supporting evidence to the Highly Capable Program within 30 calendar days of the Multi-Disciplinary Selection Team's original decision notification. The 30-day window will begin the day the notification is sent to parents/legal guardians.

The district’s designee will review the student's file, assessment profile data, and additional evidence provided in the request for appeal.

The decision may include:

  • Upholding the original decision of the Multi-Disciplinary Selection Team;
  • Reversing the original decision of the Multi-Disciplinary Selection Team; 

The Appeals Designee will make a decision within 10 school days after the receipt of written request for reconsideration and will notify the parent/legal guardian of the decision in writing. The decision of the Appeals Designee is the final decision


Students may be referred and re-assessed in the following calendar year referral window.

Please return complete form to NKSD Student Services: Attention Sonia Barry  

Appeals Form

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