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Second Grade Highly Capable Referral Window Open January 13 through 28, 2021

Referrals of second grade students to determine possible eligibility for the Highly Capable Program will be accepted online January 13 through January 28. All families with second grade students, who live in the Issaquah School District boundaries, including families whose students attend private school or home-based instruction, are welcome to use the link to submit a referral. The referral form link is on the Issaquah School District Highly Capable Program webpage.

Process for Submitting a Second Grade Highly Capable Program Referral

Referral Window Open January 13 through January 28

Due to remote and hybrid instruction for the 2020-2021 school year, the Issaquah School District is conducting a referral process for second grade students for possible eligibility for the Highly Capable Program (SAGE or MERLIN). There will not be in class testing this year. Family members are welcome to refer second grade students during the referral window. All enrolled second grade families received a letter about the second grade referral process via email on Friday, December 18, 2020.

Referral Process for Submitting a Second Grade Highly Capable Referral

Referrals of second grade students to determine possible eligibility for the Highly Capable Program will be accepted online January 13 through January 28. The referral link will be open during this time and is on the Issaquah School District Highly Capable Program webpage.

All families with second grade students, who live in the Issaquah School District boundaries, including families whose students attend private school or home-based instruction, are welcome to submit a referral using the same link. While it is anticipated that family members will submit most referrals, Issaquah School District staff and community members may also submit referrals. No advantage is given for multiple referrals for the same student or to teacher referrals. The referring individual is not required to submit additional evidence, nor will additional evidence be accepted. All referred students will be screened and some will be invited to participate in testing. Referral does not guarantee testing. Referral to the Highly Capable Program will be available again September 1 through 15, 2021, for enrolled student not tested in second grade.

Timeline:*

January 13         28 Referral window open 
January 29   February 26 Referral screening by the district screening team
March – June   Testing (Testing will be in–person and will be scheduled for when school is in session, March through June, following the school calendar. Make-up testing will not be available.)

 

*This timeline is subject to change based on COVID conditions, guidance from the Governor, OSPI, the Washington State Department of Health and the capacity of the District to conduct the testing.