Oak Harbor Public Schools advanced learning programs identify and serve advanced K-12 learners by providing a consistent, challenging, and supportive educational environment.
K-12 Continuum of Advanced Learning Opportunities
Oak Harbor Public Schools provides a continuum of advanced learning that includes a variety of services and classes. An important part of the continuum is the Highly Capable Program, which serves eligible students in grades K-6 whose potential and/or performance is significant enough to require modifications to their instructional approaches. At the secondary levels, grades 7-12, advanced classes are offered to students looking for a challenge and who demonstrate prerequisite skills.
In identifying students for the Highly Capable Program serving students in grades 3-6, 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 maintain equity and conforms to state guidelines. For middle school classes, grades 7-8, placement tests are one of several measures used to assess readiness for accelerated and honors classes. In high school, students select honors and advanced placement classes based on their interests and goals.
|September 25, 2023||
K-11 Online Referral Window Opens
All Students in 2nd and 4th Grade are universally screened and considered for HiCap services by completing the Cognitive Abilities Test Screener (CogAt). Since all 2nd and 4th grade students are screened and considered for HiCap services, a referral is not necessary. If you do not want your child to be tested or considered for HiCap services, please inform your child’s teacher by December 15, 2023.
October 27, 2023
|K-11 Online Referral Window Closes|
November – February
|K-11 Student Testing Window|
|February – April||
Eligibility Committee Meets
Families are notified of eligibility status
|June 7||Permission forms for HiCap Services are due for the 24/25 school year|
|June 7||Deadline for Appeals|
June 18-Notification of Appeal Sent to Families