High Ability Coordinator
435-673-3553, ext. 5148
Washington County School District (WCSD) agrees with a nationally recognized definition based on the federal Gifted and Talented Act:
"Children and youth with outstanding talent perform, or show the potential for performing, at remarkably high levels of accomplishment when compared with others of their age, experience, or environment." National Excellence: A Case for Developing America's Talent, 1993
The WCSD referral process is designed to support students who:
- evidence extraordinary learning ability in one or more specific disciplines
- demonstrate a high aptitude for abstract reasoning and conceptualization
- master skills and concepts quickly
The High Ability program of the Washington County School District offers educational opportunities for students in grades K-12 who show high academic abilities. In general, elementary students who may benefit from this program are working well above their age group in reading and mathematics. Secondary students who may benefit from this program are often those eligible for Honors, Advanced Placement, or Concurrent Enrollment classes.
All students, regardless of gender, race, culture, or family income are eligible to apply. Programs are site-based, specifically designed for the needs and capacity of each school. Contact your local school for further description of offerings.
All WCSD schools, K-12, offer a variety of advanced options. Check with your school for the specific services it provides.