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Highly Capable Nomination Window

The student nomination period for the Highly Capable Program is open now through September 21, 2020 for all students in grades 1-12.

Students currently qualified as highly capable with BISD do not need to be nominated or assessed again. 
BISD's Highly Capable Program serves students who perform at advanced academic levels. Students who are identified as highly capable become part of our district-wide program which provides learning opportunities throughout the student's academic career.

The nomination window for highly capable services for students in grades 1-12 is open now through September 21, 2020. Nominations for kindergarten students will be in January. 

Students who are nominated and have parent/guardian permission will have a cognitive assessment administered by a trained BISD staff member. A BISD team will review the student’s cumulative file, recent testing results and other standardized academic assessments. Parents/guardians will be notified of the results of the testing and team decision regarding placement and services. 

Those nominating students must complete 1) a referral form and 2) a rating scale. Both forms are available from the BISD district main office located at 8489 Madison Avenue or on the Highly Capable webpage The referral form and parent rating scale need to be completed and turned in to the student’s school office by the end of the school day on September 21, 2020.