Highly Capable Services

Hello, Northshore Families!

Screening for the 2018-2019 school year is complete, and testing is now underway at several elementary schools. We are in the process of establishing a district-wide calendar for HiCap testing. As we set dates with schools, we will add them to the calendar below: 

Step 2 Assessment Schedule

Northshore Middle School students working in class while the teacher walks around to talk to each table.

Highly Capable Services are designed for students identified as advanced learners through cognitive and/or academic performance.

We provide services and offer programs for students whose needs are beyond the scope of the general education classroom. Our services are designed to provide a challenging, integrated, and enriched curriculum.

Students are identified for Highly Capable services in a two step process: universal screening and assessment. Students' scores must meet a threshold in order to qualify for services.

HiCap Program Overview 2018-19


HiCap HiLights

As the Highly Capable Program continues its mission of creating an equitable identification process, we produced an analysis our 2017-18 eligibility process.




3330 Monte Villa Parkway
Bothell, WA 98021

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HiCap Team

Director of Intervention Programs
Jen Benson

Instructional Support Specialist
Surya Skjonsby

Instructional Support Specialist
Trish Katz