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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.

2018-2019 Able Learner Program Updates:
First week for Able Learner Program: September 10-14
  • Mondays: Third Grade
  • Tuesdays: Fifth Grade
  • Wednesdays: Fourth Grade
  • Thursdays: Second Grade
  • Fridays: Second/Third Grade
Highly Capable Student Referral
Students in grades 1-5 can be referred by parents, teachers, and community members for testing to determine eligibility for highly services through the following link. The timeline for Spring 2018 is as follows:
  • February 23, 3:00pm: Referral forms due for fall 2018-2019 consideration
  • March 1-April 30: Testing and review of relevant data by Multidisciplinary Selection Committee
  • May 31: Students and parents notified of eligibility for fall 2018-2019 services
HCP Documents:
Ables Documents:
Abby Frandsen
Director of Curriculum and Professional Development
(509) 558-5424

Alison Walton
(509) 558-6551

Sophia Long
Front Desk
(509) 558-6550

Debra Hemenway
Front Desk
(509) 558-6552

Kathryn Teske
Highly Capable Coordinator
(509) 558-5724