Highly Capable Services


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The EAP Transportation Request Form is now live. Families requesting transportation to EAP sites must complete this form every year. The Transportation Department requests that you complete this form by 4:00 PM PST on August 1, 2019. For more information, visit our most recent post: EAP Transportation Request Forms Now Available

Just moved to Northshore? Welcome! Students who are new to the district may submit a portfolio of their academic and test history to our department. The department will begin reviewing portfolios in August. Instructions for submitting a portfolio can be found here: Non-Enrolled Students

The Northshore School District Highly Capable Program is founded upon four guiding principles:

  • Whole child focus.  Support for academic, creative, and social-emotional development fostering a growth mindset.
  • Not more work, different work.  Developing innovative, creative, and  critical thinkers through access to advanced learning standards with appropriate depth and rigor.  
  • Not a one size fits all.   Highly Capable qualified students have diverse needs and unique challenges, in addition to high cognitive capability and/or academic achievement.  Often this requires the collaboration of teams across programs to meet the needs of individual learners.
  • Equity. Equitable access to HiCap services for all students who qualify. Ability and talent are equally distributed, opportunity is not. All students, regardless of race, income, culture, special needs, or support program, have the potential to qualify for advanced learning services when given equitable opportunity with culturally and linguistically accessible instruments and an unbiased qualification system.
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 Team

Director of Accelerated Models and Programs
Amity Butler

Instructional Support Specialist
Surya Skjonsby

Instructional Support Specialist
Trish Katz


3330 Monte Villa Parkway
Bothell, WA 98021

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