Highly Capable Program

Tacoma Public Schools works every day to develop the special abilities of each student. Our Highly Capable services are designed to meet the needs of gifted students at all grade levels and are available across the district.

For information regarding the Highly Capable program, eligibility, placement, and services, please contact the Highly Capable office at 253.571.1120 or hcservices@tacoma.k12.wa.us

Appeal FormTo appeal the Mulitdisciplinary Identification Committee (MIC) decision, complete the Appeal form above.  

Appeals must be submitted within 15 school days of receiving a non-eligible decision.

Online Referral Form

Students can be referred by their parent/guardian, teachers, community members, or through self-referral. The information from the referral is considered along with a cognitive score and other assessments. 

Referred students with a cognitive score on file may not be re-screened. The multidisciplinary selection committee (MDSC) must approve any re-screening.

Exit/Opt-Out Form

Complete this pdf form to withdraw from Highly Capable services for the current year or permanently.