Burlington-Edison School District

Superintendent - Laurel Browning

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Highly Capable Program Referral

Highly Capable Program Referral


Burlington-Edison School District is accepting referrals of students K-12 who perform or show potential to perform significantly above grade level when compared with others of their age, experiences, or environments and would benefit from participation in our Highly Capable Program (HiCap).


Students can be referred by teachers, other staff, parents, students, and members of the community.  The referral form is available in our school buildings and online with link below.   Once referred, parents will need to complete a permission form to have their student tested for placement in the Highly Capable Program. Referrals are accepted at any time.  Testing takes place three times a year – in November, February, and April.


Once testing is completed, a District Multidisciplinary Selection Team composed of teachers, administrators, and a school psychologist will review the criteria and make recommendations for placement. If parents do not agree with the team’s decision, they have a right to initiate the appeal process.



If you have questions regarding HiCap identification, please contact:

Jenn Angelis - Grant Coordinator
360-757-3311 x1046