Highly Capable Forms

  • Parent/Guardian Application and Consent (Grades K-7 Only) - Summer Testing Deadline Aug. 2, 2024 at Noon
    Applications for grades 2-4 are no longer being accepted. 
    Parent/Guardian consent is required for all students who participate in the highly capable identification process. Please complete a form for each student being assessed.

    Request to End Placement (Opt Out or Exit) (Word Document or PDF
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    Should you wish to discontinue highly capable services for your student (opt out), please complete the Request to End Placement form and submit it to assessment@nthurston.k12.wa.us.

    Appeal of Highly Capable Identification (Word Document or PDF)
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    Any parent/guardian dissatisfied with the highly capable identification decision for a student may appeal for a review to the Superintendent's designee.
    Program placement decisions are not subject to appeal.  Appeals of highly capable identification may be filed based on one or both of the following criteria: 
    • A condition or circumstance believed to have caused a misinterpretation of testing results; and/or
    • An inequitable application of the identification process. 

    All appeals must be submitted in writing within (15) fifteen days of the date of the original decision letter and include reasons in support of the fact that one or both of the above conditions have occurred. Appeals are reviewed by the Superintendent's designee in consultation with the Director of Student Information and Intervention Systems. The purpose of the appeal is to consider individual circumstances based on one or both of the criteria above, that may have impacted your student's evaluation data.  It is the goal of North Thurston Public Schools to provide all our students with appropriate academic services.

    Findings are reported in a letter to parents/guardians no later than (15) fifteen days after the initial appeal was received.  The findings are considered final and not subject to further appeal.