Highly Capable Program

About the Highly Capable Program

Highly capable services are available in the Pullman School District for grades K-12 in accordance to Chapter 392-170-010 of the Washington Administrative Code. A teacher, parent/guardian, student, or any person who has knowledge of the student’s abilities may initiate a referral for highly capable services.

The referral form is available below or at the elementary, middle, and high schools from the school psychologist. Referral forms for current kindergarten students to receive services during the current school year will be accepted the 4th week of October. Referral forms for current K-11th grade students to receive services during the following school year will be accepted the 4th week of February. Students may only be assessed once per academic year.

Multiple objective criteria are used for identification of qualified students by a Highly Capable Selection Committee. Parent permission will be obtained before conducting any assessments for eligibility.


Spring Referrals- Highly Capable Program Referrals will be accepted March 16-18, 2022

Referral forms for current K-11th grade students to receive highly capable services during next school year will be accepted March 16-18, 2022. Parents/guardians, teachers, students, and anyone else with direct knowledge of a student’s abilities may refer a student for highly capable services.

For more information on the referral process or to obtain a referral form, please follow the links below, contact the school psychologist at the student’s school or contact the Instructional Programs Office at (509) 332-3144 or email [email protected]. Additional information, as well as the referral form, can also be found in the document container below. 

If you need a form in another language, please scroll to the bottom of this page and select "Highly Capable Program Packets/Forms folder, then select your language. If your language is not listed, please contact the Instructional Programs office. 

Highly Capable Program Advisory Committee

Are you interested in serving as a parent representative on the Highly Capable Program Advisory Committee for Pullman Public Schools? The committee aides in developing, monitoring, implementing, and evaluating the district's Highly Capable Program plan. The committee ensures compliance with state laws and administrative codes governing the Highly Capable Program, including equitable identification of low-income students, and makes recommendations, as needed, to the district Policy Committee and School Board regarding changes to the district policy and procedure. The committee meets 4x throughout the school year. If you are interested in joining the HCP Advisory Committee please contact the Instructional Programs office by phone at (509) 332-3144 or by email at [email protected]