K-4 Advanced Learning

  • Highly Capable Program: Levels of Services 
     
    At the elementary level, highly capable students receive services in a variety of ways, depending on age and degree of academic need.

    K-2 Differentiation Services: K-2 teachers use small group instruction and activities tailored to students’ unique needs to provide learning opportunities appropriate for their academic skill levels.

    Grades 3-4

    Provisional Cluster: In this placement, we are reaching out to students who show strong potential in the Highly Capable Program screening process by creating a new provisional cluster eligibility. Students with provisional cluster eligibility will be placed in a cluster classroom with fully eligible students and provisional cluster students will need to test the following year to continue in the program.

    Cluster Classroom: In this placement, eligible students are served in their home schools through the use of cluster classrooms in which a group of other highly capable students are placed together. Their classroom teachers use a variety of methods to provide continuous learning progress, challenge, and enrichment. Examples include, but are not limited to special projects, online math problem-solving, and small group instruction.

    Self-Contained Classroom: Two self-contained classrooms serve eligible students in grades three and four. In this placement, Washington State’s standards-based curriculum has been modified to provide in-depth learning experiences through the use of advanced math and language arts instruction, problem and project-based learning, simulations, Socratic Seminars, technology integration, and challenge in all areas of the curriculum.

    Starting with the 2019-20 school year, Oak Harbor Elementary will be the home of the third and fourth grade Highly Capable Self-Contained Programs.  Due to space at Broad View Elementary, the elementary self-contained classes will move over a two year period. The third grade highly capable program will start in the 2019-20 school year, while the fourth grade class will remain at Broad View Elementary.  In 2020-21, both programs will be at Oak Harbor Elementary.