HiCap Testing and Placement


  • Primary Enrichment Program (K, 1, & 2) 

    Incoming

    New Families

    Current MISD Families

    Kindergarteners

    No need to nominate

    Testing occurs in classes in the winter

    Students, if they qualify, will begin in late winter

    No need to nominate

    Testing occurs in classes in the winter

    Students, if they qualify, will begin in late winter

     

    First and Second* Graders

     

    Parents may nominate up to the tenth day of school

    Testing for first grade occurs in Sept/Oct. 

    Testing for second grade occurs concurrently with HiCap testing. 

    Students, if they qualify, will begin in the current school year.

     

    May be nominated from Nov./Dec. for January testing (see below for timelines)

    Students, if they qualify, will begin in the current school year.

    * Second-grade students will be tested in November/December for qualification into the Highly Capable Program for the following school year. This is separate from any PEP qualification/disqualification.

    Highly Capable Program (Grades 3-11)

    Incoming

    New Families

    Current MISD Families

    Third through Seventh Graders

    Parents may nominate up to the tenth day of school

    Testing occurs in Aug./Sept.

    Students, if they qualify, will begin in the current school year.

    If registered after the tenth day of school, please follow current MISD family protocol.

    May be nominated from Nov./Dec. for January testing* (see below for timelines)

    Students, if they qualify, will begin in the following school year.

    * Students may only test once every 12 months. Also, students may only test two years in a row before taking a year off. 
     

    Incoming

    New Families

    Current MISD Families

    Eighth through Eleventh Graders**

    Nominate up to the tenth day of school

    Testing occurs in Aug./Sept.

    Students, if they qualify, will begin in the current school year.

    If registered after the tenth day of school, please follow current MISD family protocol.

    May be nominated from Nov./Dec. for January testing* (see below for timelines)

    Students, if they qualify, will begin in the following school year.

    * Students may only test once every 12 months. Also, students may only test two years in a row before taking a year off. 
    ** Please note that the 9-12 program is a self-select model. Students in the high school have access to all classes, regardless of whether or not they are denoted as Highly Capable. This denotation will flag students to counselors, who will review student schedules to ensure that each Highly Capable student is appropriately challenging himself or herself.