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FWPS Highly Capable Services

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

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

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

2015-2016 HC Staff Contact List

HC Vision

We believe in fostering the potential of students to achieve deeper understanding of how to leverage their intellectual strength.
HC 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 HC population. 
HC Information
We are currently administering the CogAT to all 2nd grade students (now through December 4th; contact your school for specific dates; click here for more information)
Highly Capable Services Referral Window: December 14, 2015 – January 15, 2016 (for more information, please click here)

FWPS HC timeline 2015-2016

School Board Policy 2190 and Procedures 2190P

Read about HC Instructional Strategies

View the HC Annual Program Plan (School Board Presentation)

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