Highly Capable Program

Hockinson School District, as part of the identification process for the Highly Capable Program, will be accepting applications to the Highly Capable Program between January 7th and January 31st. Students in grades 2 - 5 are eligible for full CogAT testing. Applications will be screened and the district will be administering the full CogAT between February 11th and February 20th during regular school hours. The CogAT is designed to provide information on the level of development of cognitive skills in verbal, quantitative, and nonverbal areas. The CogAT measures a student's ability to reason with words, numbers and visual information. It is important to point out that although levels of cognitive development are important in academic success, your child's ultimate success as a student will be the result of many influences.


Second grade students currently receiving Highly Capable services will automatically be tested in the CogAT testing window. Families will be notified of the results of the CogAT and whether their student qualifies for identification for the Highly Capable Program. Full identification details can be found in the HSD Highly Capable Program Handbook online.


If you would like your child to participate in the CogAT, please complete the following forms available online.* These forms are fillable for your convenience. The forms will also be available in paper form in the office.

  • Nomination Form

  • Parent Rating Scale

  • Teacher Rating Scale

  • Permission to Test Form


Online: https://www.hockinsonsd.wa.schools.bz/Content/highly-capable-program


Forms are due to your student’s school office in person or via email by January 31st.


If you have further questions, please contact Meredith Gannon at (360) 448-6400.


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