If you know a student who shows extraordinary ability or promise, please recommend him or her for inclusion in the Valley School District Highly Capable Program. This unique program helps students develop their special abilities. It serves students in the Valley K-8 School, Paideia High School and Columbia Virtual Academy (Valley) who excel in science, history, writing, mathematics, the fine arts, creative thinking, problem-solving, or who have the ability to learn very quickly.
Student referrals may come from parents, community members, students, teachers, and other school staff. You can refer a student for the program during the open referral window, January 1st through April 1st of each year, by filling out a Highly Capable Referral form (links below) or picking one up at your school’s main office. Forms may be submitted to the attention of the Highly Capable Program Coordinator, T.O. Bakken, at the school office, by mail at 3030 Huffman Road, Valley, Washington 99181, or email at T.O.Bakken@cva.org. Referral for the program does not guarantee enrollment. If you have questions, please contact the Highly Capable Program Coordinator at 509-937-2793.