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FWPS Highly Capable Program

HCP Director: Diana Thomas; 253-945-2140;

HCP Office Hours: Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Address: Educational Service Center; 33330 8th Ave South, Federal Way, WA 98003

2015-2016 HCP Staff Contact List

HCP Vision

We believe in fostering the potential of students to achieve deeper understanding of how to leverage their intellectual strength.
HCP is a purposeful intervention to address the unique academic and social needs of highly capable students to maximize their individual potential.
We will use a culturally responsive approach, ensuring that the ethnic and economic diversity of our population is reflected in our HCP population. 
HCP Information
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FWPS Highly Capable Program timeline

School Board Policy 2190 and Procedures 2190P

Read about HCP Instructional Strategies

View the HCP Annual Program Plan (School Board Presentation)

The FWPS Highly Capable Program is transitioning into a K-12 service model.  The Director of the HCP Program is Diana Thomas. You can contact her at Questions about individual school programs should be addressed to the school principal or the HCP teacher at that school.

Opportunities in Secondary School

For more information regarding Advanced Programs, please contact Diana Thomas by emailing

The Highly Capable Program includes services for identified students K-12. FWPS provides academic challenges through a variety of advanced secondary programs that are available in both middle and high schools. Students have opportunities to participate in Advanced Placement classes, International Baccalaureate courses, and the Cambridge Preparatory program.

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