Arlington Public Schools offers a highly capable program for eligible second through eighth grade students. Middle school and high school students can take advantage of honors and advanced placement (AP) courses. Contact the school principal of your student's school for more information or you can go to www.asdhicap.info.
Testing window and eligibility determination:
Teachers and parents/guardians may submit a nomination form at any time during the school year. Testing will occur within 15 days of receiving written parent/guardian permission. The multi-disciplinary team will convene within ten school days after the assessment has been completed to determine program eligibility. Parents are notified in writing using the Assessment Results letter within ten school days.
In accordance with the philosophy to develop the special abilities of each student, the District shall offer appropriate instructional programs to meet the needs of highly capable students of school age. The superintendent shall establish procedures consistent with State guidelines for nominating, assessing and selecting children of demonstrated achievement or potential ability in terms of general intellectual ability, academic aptitude and creative or productive thinking.