Highly Capable Program

About CVSD's Highly Capable Program

Elementary students in attend Ables at the building located at 1512 N. Barker Road. 
Office Phone Number: 509-558-5700
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.

Able Learner Program Documents:
Highly Capable Program Documents:
Matt Chisholm: Principal [email protected]
Office: 509-558-5700
Janice Boyd: Program Coordinator
Kim Kyle: Director
Students attend Ables one day a week at the building located at 1512 N. Barker Road
2023 - 2024 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.”

CVSD Highly Capable Student Identification Process for 2023-2024

Referral Window for 2023-2024
  • Online Referrals Accepted March 1, 2024 - April 12, 2024 
  • Screener Administration:  February 26, 2024 - March 8, 2024
  • HiCap Testing - April 15, 2024 - April 26, 2024