Highly Capable Program

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Advanced Learning
A K-12 Continuum 
Oak Harbor Public Schools provides a continuum of advanced learning that includes a variety of services and classes. The Highly Capable Program serves eligible students in kindergarten through grade five, whose potential and/or performance is significant enough to require modifications to their instructional approaches. At the secondary levels, advanced classes are offered to any student who is looking for challenge and who demonstrates prerequisite skills.
In identifying students for the Highly Capable Program, every effort is made to provide a screening and placement process that considers each referred student carefully and thoughtfully. A selection team uses established criteria that maintains equity and conforms to state guidelines.
For middle school classes, placement tests are one of several measures used to assess readiness for accelerated and advanced classes. In high school, students select honors and advanced placement classes based on their interests and goals.
Visit the pages below for a quick look at the advanced learning continuum. A parent handbook, listed in resources, provides detailed information about every aspect of the program.
The Continuum of Advanced Learning by Grade


Teaching and Learning
Advanced Learning Facilitator
A Resource Blog for Families 
New Post: Second Grade Highly Capable Program Referral Process 
K-1 Parent Referral Form
Grade Two Parent Referral Form