Highly Capable Appeals

Appeal Process

Parents may advocate for individual students in the eligibility process. Parents/legal guardians, or teacher have the right to appeal the Multi-Disciplinary Selection Committee's decision within 10 days of placement notification. The appeal must include reasons for reconsideration, and evidence to support these reasons.

The appeal forms are available online or from:

Student Services Department

Central Kitsap School District Teaching and Learning Center

1400 NE McWilliams Road

Bremerton, WA 98311

(360) 662-1678

The Committee makes a decision within ten (10) school days after receiving a written request.  Parent/guardian receives this decision by mail. The decision of the District Appeals Committee is final.

The decision of the Committee may include:

  • Upholding the original decision of the Multidisciplinary Selection Committee.

  • Reversing the decision of the Multidisciplinary Selection Committee.

Exit Procedure

Students will remain eligible for highly capable services throughout their K-12 education unless the student leaves or is removed from CKSD’s Highly Capable program.  Services and placement are reviewed annually to ensure that the services are appropriate.

The exit process may be initiated for students who no longer show a need for Highly Capable Program services. A request may be made by a teacher or program administrator for Highly Capable student identification and placement discontinuation. A DMST will convene a meeting to review the student's profile to determine if the student qualifies for program services based on assessment data and selection criteria. The Committee may request extra evidence of student capabilities and/or willingness to take part in the program. If the Committee determines that the student no longer qualifies for Highly Capable Program services, it may be recommended that the student be exited from the program. Students will not be exited during a quarter or semester. The parent will be notified in writing of the Committee's decision and of the appeal's process.

A student, parent/guardian may request that the student be withdrawn or request a furlough from the program. If the parent or legal guardian desires to withdraw the student from the program, the student will be exited or temporarily furloughed from the program. The Multi-Disciplinary Selection Committee will determine if identification procedures are necessary for exited students wishing to reenter the program in the future. To start the exit process, contact your school Highly Capable Coordinator. Exit review forms are available from Shannon Gordon, District Highly Capable Specialist, (360) 662-1730, shannong@ckschools.org