Bridgeport School District Highly Capable Program accepting nominations

Deadline for nominations is Sept. 28

Bridgeport - Bridgeport School District is committed to identifying and providing for the unique educational needs of all of our students. At this time, the district is soliciting nominations from parents, school staff, and community of students that are believed to have a high capacity to learn quickly, deeply, and/or broadly, so that we can better provide an individualized educational service to each of our students.  Students nominated through this process will be considered for enrollment in the district's highly capable program based upon screening and assessment with the permission of their parent/guardian.
Definition of highly capable students means those students who: Perform or show potential for performing at significantly advanced academic levels when compared with others of their age, experiences, or environments.
(1) Capacity to learn with unusual depth of understanding, to retain what has been learned, and to transfer learning to new situations;
(2) Capacity and willingness to deal with increasing levels of abstraction
and complexity earlier than their chronological peers;
(3) Creative ability to make unusual connections among ideas and concepts;
(4) Ability to learn quickly in their area(s) of intellectual strength; and
(5) Capacity for intense concentration and/or focus.
(WAC 392-170-035, WAC 392-170-036)
Nomination forms may be obtained from the district office or found on the Bridgeport School District website @ https://www.bridgeport.wednet.edu. Please return completed forms to the district office by Sept. 28, 2018.

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