Highly Capable Program

CVSD Highly Capable Student Identification Process for 2023-24

  • 1st-4th grade student referrals for Highly Capable Services are being accepted March 1-31, 2023. To complete the referral, click HERE.
  • Referrals can be made by school staff and/or parents.
  • See helpful documents below for more information about identifying highly capable learners.
  • The CVSD Highly Capable testing window is April 17-27, 2023 and will be conducted at the students resident school.
  • Student Qualification Notifications will be sent during the week of May 15 and to the parent email provided in the referral form.

About CVSD's Highly Capable Program

Highly capable students perform or show potential for performing at significantly advanced academic levels when compared with others of their age, experiences or environments. Outstanding abilities are seen within students' general intellectual aptitudes, specific academic abilities, and/or creative productivities within a specific domain.

Central Valley School District provides a continuum of services to students who qualify.

For elementary grades, the continuum of services includes:
  • Able Learner Program (see below)
  • Cluster grouping
  • Differentiation within the classroom
  • Enrichment
  • Flexible grouping
  • Project choice
For secondary grades, the continuum of services includes:
  • Advanced Placement classes or other advanced courses
  • Cluster grouping
  • Dual enrollment (including Running Start)
  • Extended core middle school classes
  • Honors classes
  • Integrated classroom approaches and differentiation
  • Online courses
  • Opportunities for course advancement

Able Learner Program (Ables) • Grades 2-5
Ables is a district pull-out program for highly capable students in grades 2 through 5. Ables students have been identified as demonstrating a remarkable potential of high performance in the areas of general intellectual ability, specific academic aptitude, creative or productive thinking, and peer leadership ability. Ables provides specialized services and activities to develop these student’s capabilities to their fullest extent.

Students attend Ables one day a week at Central Valley Virtual Learning (CVVL), 13208 E. Sprague Ave.

2022-2023 School Year:
  • Mondays: Grade 3*
  • Tuesdays: Grade 5
  • Wednesdays: Grade 4
  • Thursdays: Grade 2*
  • Fridays: Grade 2* and 3*
*Check with your school office for your assigned “day.”
School breakfast and lunch are available.
Click HERE to see current lunch menu.
Able Learner Program Documents:
Highly Capable Program Documents:
Janice Boyd, Principal
Front Desk: 558-6550