Highly Capable Program

CVSD Highly Capable Student Identification Process for 2023-24

  • Thank you for completing the highly capable referrals for your students. The referral window is now closed. 
  • Student Qualification Notifications will be sent during the week of May 15 to the parent email provided in the referral form or on PowerSchool.
  • May 15 - 25 Appeals Process (See Ables Placement Appeal Form Below)

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.”
Ables Lunch Menu for June 2023
Allergians Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday  Friday 
Turkey & Ham Sub Sandwich w/ Baked Chips       1 2
Meatballs & Marinara w/
Cheesy bread
Hot Dog & Chips
Grilled BBQ Chicken Sandwich with Potatoes 5 6 7 8 9
Ham and Cheese Melts
Chicken Fried Steak, Mash Pot/Gravy, Corn
and a Biscuit
Cinnamon French Toast with Sausage & Scrambled Eggs
Beef w/ Broccoli Bowl w/ an
Egg Roll 
Meatball Marinara with a Breadstick
Able Learner Program Documents:
Highly Capable Program Documents:
Janice Boyd, Principal
Front Desk: 558-6550