The North Mason School District is committed to providing optimum learning opportunities for all students, including those who demonstrate skills, knowledge and aptitude that meet Washington State’s criteria of highly capable/gifted. In order to identify these students and provide appropriate services, the North Mason School District screened all students in math and reading K-8 in February. Students who score comparatively high on multiple measures including the screener and have not been previously identified as highly capable will take the Cognitive Abilities Test with parent permission as part of the identification process for Highly Capable services. This testing will occur in mid-March. The results of this test along with other measures of academic achievement are used for placement in cluster classrooms in the elementary/middle school or advanced math courses in the middle school. A letter of explanation will be sent home with all tested students. Parents can request testing by completing a parent referral/permission form. This form is available on-line or at your child’s school office. This form needs to be returned to your child’s school main office by March 11th. Dates and times will be determined depending on the number of referrals we receive. If you have any questions, please contact the Assistant Superintendent, Lisa Roberts, at 277-2295 (email@example.com). click here for parent referral form.
click here for Spanish parent referral form.