Highline Public Schools
15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien, WA 98166

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Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Highline Public Schools
15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien, WA 98166


Highly Capable


The goal of Highline's Highly Capable Program is to provide opportunities for students to achieve a greater depth of knowledge, and in some cases, to accelerate their learning, to reach their full potential as scholars. We strive to provide services that meet each student's needs and capabilities and help students cultivate habits of learning that will contribute to student success in school, college, career and life.

See our 2019-20 Highly Capable Annual Plan

Overview of Highly Capable Services

In Washington State, WAC 392-170-035, Highly Capable students are defined as "…students who perform or who show potential for performing at significantly advanced academic levels when compared with others of their age, experiences, or environments." Outstanding abilities are often observed in academic performance, creativity, and general intellect.

Highline Public Schools offers a variety of programs and models for students identified as eligible for highly capable services at no cost to families. These models vary across grade levels in order to meet the changing needs of students. Explore this section for more information about our student identification processes and program offerings.


Highly Capable Program
Phone: 206-631-3101

Jennifer Hefford Anderson
Differentiation Specialist - Highly Capable

Christie Brown
Program Specialist - Highly Capable