What is a highly capable student? Our program defines these students as learners who perform or show potential for performing at significantly advanced academic levels when compared with others of their age, experiences and environment. Characteristics of these academically advanced students include the capacity and willingness to:
- Learn with unusual depth of understanding, to retain what has been learned and to transfer learning to new situations;
- Deal with increasing levels of abstraction and complexity earlier than their chronological peers;
- Make unusual connections among ideas and concepts;
- Learn quickly in their area(s) of intellectual strength; and
Concentrate and focus intensely.
We offer highly capable services for students who demonstrate both aptitude and achievement in verbal and/or quantitative skill areas. There is a process to identify and retain students who will benefit the most from CKSD highly capable services.
If you think this program might be right for your child, please talk with your child's teacher.
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Highly capable students at Klahowya are served by two mentors, one at the middle school level and one at the high school level. These mentors work as a team to monitor and guide students through their secondary education years. The role of the highly capable mentor is to make sure that students are utilizing every opportunity that they can to receive a challenging and engaging education. Mentors also work toward educating staff members and providing resources and strategies to meet the needs of their highly capable students.
Available coursework: Grades 6-8
Highly capable clusters in Language Arts/Social Studies and Math/Science.
Available coursework: Grades 9-12
Honors Sophomore English
AP Language and Composition
AP Literature and Composition
AP U.S. History
AP Human Geography
AP World History
AP Calculus AB & BC
Web Page Design
AP Studio Art
Graphic Arts Production
Honors Physical Science
AP Environmental Science
- Eagle Scholar Program
- Math Counts/Math Olympiad (Jr. High)
- High School Math Team
- Knowledge Bowl
- History Day
- Destination Imagination
- Theater Arts
- Choral/Band Courses
- Science Olympiad
- Center for Talented Youth
- Jump Start Courses
- Running Start
- Junior National Honor Society
- National Honor Society
District Highly Capable (Gifted) Page
Additional Resources for Highly Capable Education