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Highly Capable Services


Referral season is Friday, December 3, 2021 to January 17, 2022. Please see "Referral and Identification Process" on the right for details. 

In accordance with Washington state law and to serve students who perform or show potential for performing at significantly advanced academic levels when compared with others of their age, experiences, or environments. South Kitsap School District (SKSD) currently identifies students in two domains: verbal/literacy and quantitative/mathematics. Students who are identified for services are generally in the top 3-5% of their peers and/or 3+ grade levels above their peers in one of these domains. These students are present not only in the general populace, but are present within all protected classes.  

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SKSD is committed to offering these highly capable students services that provide:

  • Expansion of academic attainments and intellectual skills;
  • Stimulation of intellectual curiosity, independence and responsibility;
  • Development of a positive attitude toward self and others; and
  • Development of originality and creativity.

Highly capable students thrive in an educational environment which will increase their involvement and interest in learning.  This may be in a self-contained classroom with other identified students or in their regular classroom. Please use the menu on the right to find information regarding our program services and our referral and identification process. If you have additional questions feel free to contact us.
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Contact Information
Highly Capable Services: (360) 874-7057. Fax: (360) 874-6289
2689 Hoover Ave SE, Port Orchard, WA 98366

  • Joanne Warren - Assistant Director of Teaching & Learning
  • Suzette Fernandez - Highly Capable Services/Testing Coordinator
  • Joelle Jensen - Highly Capable Services Assistant/Paraeducator