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Referral and Identification

Washington County School District offers educational opportunities for students in grades 1-12 who show high academic abilities. In general, elementary students who may benefit from this program are working well above their age group in reading and mathematics. Secondary students who may benefit from this program are often those eligible for Honors, Advanced Placement, or Concurrent Enrollment classes.  Please see below for more information about services offered and how to refer your child for identification and service.

Elementary

Each elementary school is encouraged to develop a plan for serving the needs of the academically gifted; each plan is specific to the school.  A facilitator has been selected at each elementary to help coordinate referral, identification, and service.  The facilitator works closely with the principal and the district specialist to create plans that meet the needs of their students.  If you feel your child might benefit from a more challenging curriculum, please contact your school's facilitator or the district coordinator, Shauna Williams (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..)  

The referral and identification process includes a teacher referral, a parent referral, and assessment.  If you have questions about the referral process or the assessments given, please contact Shauna Williams (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..)

In addition to the services offered at each school, two magnet schools (referred to as Advanced Learning Program or ALP) are open in the district.  These schools have one classroom in each grade (two through five) that are comprised entirely of students that have been identified as benefitting from advanced curriculum, a quick pace, and deeper application.  These classes are offered at Diamond Valley Elementary and Riverside Elementary.  Students are identified and invited to this program through the referral process outlined above.  For more information on the Advanced Learning Program, contact Shauna Williams (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..)

 

Secondary

Secondary schools vary by level and school in the services offered.  Each school offers a selection of advanced or honors classes.  Some of these are open to student selection and some require teacher or academic referral.  Each high school offers Advanced Placement, concurrent enrollment, and honors classes.  Please contact the counseling center at your school to determine the best service for your student.

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High Ability Department
121 West Tabernacle
St. George, Utah 84770
T: (435) 673-3553 x.5148
F: (435) 652-4720
High Ability Coordinator
Shauna Williams
(435) 673-3553 x.5148

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