Nominations

Due to school closure last March the Stanwood-Camano School District was unable to complete the assessment process for qualification for our Highly Capable program. We have been working with our testing vendor, Riverside Insights, to create a plan that will allow us to move forward this fall. 

In mid-September we will be able to assess our students with the CogAt (Cognitive Abilities Test) remotely using their online testing platform. Students will be assigned a day and time in which they will complete their assessment while being proctored online. A limited number of in person appointments will be available for those students who do not have internet capacity to test at home. 

Once all assessments are complete, our Highly Capable Committee will convene to determine which students meet criteria for placement into the program. Students would then have the choice to change classrooms and/or school to participate in Highly Capable services for the remainder of the school year or defer their enrollment to Fall 2021. We expect that classroom changes would take place during the month of October.

We understand that this extended timeline is not ideal for students and may cause some anxiety with making a change after the school year has begun. We appreciate your flexibility and understanding as we work through these required processes during this unprecedented time. If you have any questions please contact Teresa Haugstand at 360-629-1200.


The Stanwood-Camano School District's Highly Capable Program serves students in grades K-12 who perform or show potential for performing at significantly advanced academic levels when compared to others of their age, experiences, or environments.

Please consider making a nomination if you believe that your students is performing significantly above grade level in reading and/or math and possesses the following learning characteristics:
- Capacity to learn with unusual depth of understanding;
- Capacity to retain what has been learned and to transfer to new situations;
- Capacity and willingness to deal with increasing levels of complexity;
- Capacity to make unusual connections among ideas and concepts;
- Capacity for learning at an accelerated rate;
- Capacity for intense concentration and/or focus.

If you wish to nominate your student please read and retain the description of the Identification Procedures from the materials packet. Complete and return the Nomination for Highly Capable Services form to:
Stanwood Camano School District
Highly Capable Program
26920 Pioneer Highway
Stanwood WA 98292

The District Selection Committee will screen all nominations. If your child is eligible for assessment, the Highly Capable Program Coordinator will contact you to obtain your consent for assessment.

The deadline for receipt of nomination materials is FEBRUARY 26, 2020.

HiCap Nomination Packet 2020-21 (1.7.20).pdf
Spanish HiCap Nomination Packet 2020-21 (1.7.20).pdf