Refer a Student

We are no longer accepting referrals for the 2020-21 school year. The due date was Oct. 22, 2019.

Per WAC 392-170-045, Northshore School District has established written procedures for referring students to the Highly Capable Program. Our program permits referrals based on data or evidence from teachers, other Northshore staff, extended family members, students, and community members. 

For enrolled students, the first step in the eligibility process is to obtain parent/guardian permission prior to administering any tests. Even if the student has been referred to us by a teacher or community member, we want to ensure that parents are aware of any tests that we may need to administer. Without parent permission, we cannot evaluate the student for Highly Capable Program eligibility.

How do I refer a student to the Highly Capable Program?

Option 1: Permission Form

If you are the student's parent or guardian, and you have the legal right to make educational decisions for the student, you should complete this form by October 25, 2019.

Option 2: Referral Form

If you would like to refer a student to the Highly Capable Program, but do not have the right to make educational decisions for the student, you should complete this form.

In order for the student to participate in the Highly Capable Eligibility Process, we will need permission from their parent or guardian.

If we see that a student has been referred to the program, but we do not have permission to assess the student, we will follow up with the family in mid-October.

After completing the referral form, you are welcome to ask the student's parent or guardian to complete the permission form.

Not sure which form you need? 

If you need assistance choosing the correct form, send an email to hicap@nsd.org. To expedite your request, include the student's Northshore ID number in your email.