MISD Highly Capable Services


  • HiCap and PES Board Policy and Procedure

    MISD Highly Capable Update (April 8, 2022)
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    High school students typically don’t test for HiCap services as MIHS provides open enrollment for courses and students can select the level of rigor and challenge in their areas of interest without the need for qualification.

    Where Are Services Provided? 

    • Students who qualify for Primary Enrichment Services (PES) will receive services within their regular classroom from their teacher. (Please note that all teachers have access to PES materials and can provide them to students who have not qualified, but who demonstrate a need for enrichment, rigor, depth, complexity, etc.)
    • Students who qualify for Code 32 Highly Capable Services (HiCap 32) will receive services within their regular classroom from their teacher. They will be clustered in classes with students who have a similar ability/aptitude in their area(s) of qualification. 
    • Students who qualify for Code 33 Highly Capable Services (HiCap 33) will receive services in a unique classroom. 
      • Grade 3: Lakeridge
      • Grade 4: Lakeridge
      • Grade 5: Lakeridge & West Mercer (placement will depend on space availability at each school)

    TESTING INFORMATION

    2022-2023 Nominations:

    January 2023 HiCap Gr. 3-11 Nomination Form
    This nomination is open to MI residents who are private school students OR district students who have not previously qualified for services and who have not tested in the past 12 months AND who have not tested in two consecutive years.
    The nomination window will be open from November 2, 2022, until December 16, 2022.
    The January testing will occur on January 11, 18, and 25 after school at respective schools. There are no alternate dates. 

    January 2023 PES Gr. K-2 Nomination Form
    This nomination is open to MI residents who are K-2 private school students and Gr. 1 district students who have not previously qualified for services and who have not tested in the past 12 months.
    The nomination window will be open from November 2, 2022, until December 16, 2022.
    The January testing will occur on January 11 for screening and on January 25 if the student meets the screener criteria. 

    January 2023 PES Testing Kindergarten and Gr. 2 students:
    All district Kindergarten and Gr. 2 students are tested each year. This year the testing will occur between January 9-20, 2023 in respective classrooms; no nomination is needed. 

    2022-2023 School Year Testing Calendars
    Please click here for the complete HiCap Testing Calendar for 2022-2023.
    Please click here for the complete PES Testing Calendar for 2022-2023.

    Contact Nuria Lencina with questions.

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