•  Highly Capable Program

    The Steilacoom Historical School District No.1 provides a continuum of services for students identified as the most highly capable. Students designated as highly capable show potential and/or perform at significantly advanced academic levels when compared with others their age, experiences, or environments. Students identified as highly capable by the Steilacoom Historical School District No.1 typically perform at thee 95th percentile in screening and assessment criteria. 

    Grade Level Program Descriptions

    Kindergarten – Fifth Grade


    For students identified as highly capable, a multidisciplinary process includes consideration as to which program options are most appropriate for each qualified student. Parents, teachers, school principals, counselors, school psychologists, specialist teachers, and district administrators are included as part of the selection and placement process. The multidisciplinary selection team will make a recommendation for appropriate services. Service options are made on a continuum and may include:

    • Placement in the regular classroom with the parent/guardian requesting no services be provided at this time
    • Placement in the regular classroom with special attention to the need for differentiation and extension activities within specific lessons or subjects
    • Pull-out project based learning with an emphasis on integrated science themes. Projects focus on literacy and math using higher level thinking skills, in-depth learning, collaboration and cooperation and presentation skills. Students attend the pull-out classroom one day a week, students may be provided instruction in grade-specific or mixed-grade classes.
    Sixth – Twelfth Grade

    The Steilacoom Historical School District offers a variety of accelerated options to meet the needs of students in grades 6-12. Students in these grades do not need to be officially selected as highly capable to take advantage of these options. The Steilacoom Historical School District encourages all students to take advantage of these opportunities when they demonstrate the capability. Within these program options, our goal is to provide students with academic acceleration and rigor. Service options are made on a continuum and may include:

    • Placement in the regular classroom with the parent/guardian requesting no services be provided at this time
    • Placement in the regular classroom with special attention to the need for differentiation and extension activities within specific lessons or subjects
    • Participating in one or more enrichment activities or clubs offered after school
    • Placement in selected subjects within another grade level
    • Placement in one or more honors or AP courses 
  • Sylvia Yoho, an experienced teacher and administrator, has been selected to coordinate the Highly Capable Program for the 2018-19 school year.

    Her main work location will be at Cherrydale Primary School, while she serves schools district wide. Contact her at 253-983-2567 or syoho@steilacoom.k12.wa.us

    sylvia yoho

     

girls student with HC project