Highly Capable Services

  • Objective: To inspire enthusiasm for learning and provide accelerated curriculum and enhanced instruction to qualifying highly capable students in the core content areas of math and language arts.

    The Snoqualmie Valley School District is committed to preparing all students to reach their full potential and provides a continuum of Highly Capable Services to qualifying students in grades K-12.  The Highly Capable Services Program continues to evolve in response to student needs and district capacity.  Options for service may include: academic grouping in a general education classroom, self-contained classrooms, AP and honors classes, College and Running Start.  The links below provide information about available services at each grade level and qualifications for those services.

    Elementary School  |  Middle School  |  High School


    2022-2023 Highly Capable Services Program Audit Update

    During the fall of the 2022-23 school year, the Snoqualmie Valley School District engaged in an external review of highly capable services available in the school district for identified students. This review incorporated input from students, families, teachers, and administrators, as well as a review of district data, policies and resources. The presentation summarizes the results of this review, including strengths in highly capable programming and recommendations for continued growth.

    Highly CapableAudit Presentation  |  Rural and Suburban Cluster Grouping  |  Schoolwide Cluster Grouping


  • Elementary

  • Middle School

  • High School

  • Cluster

  • Self-Contained

Eligibility, Qualifications and Appeals

  • Eligibility Criteria 1 and Nominations

  • Eligibility Criteria 2

  • Identification and Qualification

  • Appeals

  • Highly Capable Intervention / Exit

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I prepare my child for testing?

  • What if my child is ill on the day of testing?

  • What is clustering and why is it a good tool?

  • What does Washington State Law say about highly capable programs?

  • Where does funding for highly capable programs come from?

  • What is the difference between a high achiever and a highly capable learner?