Monday, February 28, 2011

Highly Capable Application Window Open

The Camas School District offers a unique program for highly capable (Hi-Cap) students in grades three through five.

The Hi-Cap Gifted Cluster classroom consists of a group of gifted students within a regular, grade-level heterogeneous classroom. This program is offered at grades three through five at all Camas elementary schools. The classrooms are designed to accommodate varied levels of a gifted child's academic needs. Clustering provides students with opportunities to accelerate learning in their gifted areas. It also enables students to work at their own grade level in other subjects as needed. Gifted students experience working with age peers and ability peers as well as mixed ability groups that model their real-world experiences.

Applications for the Hi-Cap program are due on March 11. The Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) will take place at Helen Baler Elementary on Saturday, March 19, from 9 a.m. to noon.

Click here to view the application form.

Click here to view the Hi-Cap brochure.