Overview of Highly Capable Program
The Program Philosophy
The Renton School District believes that students who have been identified as highly-capable should have the opportunity to develop their strengths and talents through a rigorous academic program which enriches and extends the adopted curricula; honors students’ unique gifts, interests, and learning styles; and promotes higher-order, creative, and critical thinking.
The Program Goals
- Provide an opportunity for highly-capable learners to interact with peers of like abilities in order to promote a healthy self-concept relative to their giftedness.
- Provide an environment which encourages divergent thinking, creative problem-solving, and higher-level thinking.
- Provide leadership and participatory opportunities which will enhance the community and society.
- Provide opportunities for self-directed learning.
Our work is influenced by the National Association For Gifted Children’s (NAGC) programming standards. With differentiation as a focus, teachers implement the Washington State English Language Arts and Mathematics Common Core Standards as well as other content area standards. Teachers also use their knowledge of students and on-going assessments to provide multiple mediums in which students can show their knowledge and skills based on their strengths and areas for growth.
FAQ for Families
Frequently asked questions pertaining to Highly Capable referral, identification processes, and continuum of services
Highly Capable Parent Flyers
How do I know if my student may be Highly Capable?
The Renton School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.