Highly Capable (Hi-Cap)

Highly Capable Program

Mission Statement

Sequim School District believes that students who possess exceptional abilities or potential to perform should be given the opportunity to fulfill that potential by:

    a. Learning challenging academic material;
    b. Learning to reason effectively; and
    c. Learning to think creatively.

An appropriate education will provide these students the tools and background they need to become confident and productive adults.

Program Goals

The Sequim School District Highly Capable Program will:

  • Identify students who have high intellectual and academic ability;
  • Support the classroom teachers in providing differentiated instruction appropriate to the needs of highly capable students;
  • Develop abilities for quality production and critical/creative thinking in students;
  • Place students among their intellectual peer group; and
  • Engage in ongoing program evaluation and revision (WAC 392-170-030).


Highly Capable Program Coordinator, Jodi Olson, (360) 775-7083, jolson@sequimschools.org

Sequim School District Referral for Highly Capable Students

2018-2019 School Year

The Sequim School District announces an open referral process from September 1 - November 30, 2018 for students currently in K-12 who may qualify for Highly Capable (Hi-Cap) Program services. Anyone may refer students, including but not limited to: teachers, parents/guardians, staff, friends, students, members of the community, however,  parent/guardian permission will be required for testing.  If you are unsure of the characteristics of Highly Capable learners, please refer to: http://www.nagc.org/resources-publications/resources/my-child-gifted/common-characteristics-gifted-individuals. Student who were previously identified will continue to receive services and do not need to re-apply.

Referral forms are online at the district website at:

SSD Hi-Cap Referral Packet

Paper referral forms are available at each school, the District Office, and at the Sequim Public Library. Referral forms must be received by close of business ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­on November 30, 2018. Due to time constraints, referrals received after November 30, 2018 will not be considered. All referrals must be returned to the Highly Capable Program Coordinator, Jodi Olson at Sequim Middle School or school building secretaries.

Questions concerning Hi-Cap services in the Sequim School District may be directed to Jodi Olson, Hi-Cap Program Coordinator, at 360-775-7083 or jolson@sequimschools.org. More information can be accessed on the Sequim Highly Capable Program webpage: http://sequimschools.org/programs/highly_capable___hi-_cap_/about/

If your child is NEW to the Sequim School District and exhibits gifted characteristics, please contact the Highly Capable Program Coordinator to expedite the identification process.