Pasco School District Taking Nominations for Expanded Highly Capable Program

Nomination forms are currently being accepted for academically gifted students to be considered for Pasco School District’s highly capable program, Project Spectrum, for the 2014-2015 school year.

Due to a recent change in State law, the program is now being offered for qualifying students in grades 1-5. The program is offered at Livingston Elementary School for English-only students and at Frost Elementary School for Spanish bilingual students. Both schools serve highly capable students from across the District, and bus service is provided.

To qualify for consideration for the program, students should be among the top ten percent of their class and be achieving significantly above grade level. A child can be nominated for the highly capable program by teachers, staff, parents, other students, or members of the community. Students may also nominate themselves.

To nominate a student, please fill out a referral form and submit it to the student’s teacher or principal. These forms are available at all elementary schools or the Curriculum Department at the Booth Building. Forms can also be found on the District website, www.psd1.org, under the ‘Quicklinks’ list and on the ‘Curriculum and Professional Development’ web page, which is found under the ‘Instruction’ tab.

Parents, guardians, or members of the community with any question regarding this program can contact their child’s principal, Livingston Principal Susan Sparks at 546-2688, or Frost Principal Nora Phongsa at 543-6795.