Earlier this month the HiCap Parent Council conducted a survey of 9th and 10th grade students and parents. This survey asked questions about their transition from the Junior High AAP program to High School and included questions like “How satisfied is your child with their social emotional experience in high school?” and “Is your child appropriately challenged in Math?”. The results of this survey can be found here https://data.surveygizmo.com/r/365310_5a69339b6c2ce6.47741853.

Although we have analyzed the responses we have received, we still encourage you to take the survey if you have a 9th or 10th grader. Your results will be compiled with those already received. You can take this survey here http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4113333/NSD-HiCap-Council-High-School-Transition-Survey

As you may know, NSD has undertaken the momentus task this spring of testing all students in grades K-8 for hicap services using the Naglieri Nonverbal Abilities Test.  Students who are already designated as HiCap CAN NOT lose their designation regardless of their score on this test and will not take further rounds of testing. Students who are currently qualified in only one subject and any other student who receives an 85% or higher will move on to the next round of testing.  Currently qualified HiCap students were included in this testing for informational and data collection purposes only.

We have recently learned from the district that all students who received 85% or higher will receive an email before February 5th asking for permission to admister the next round of testing,  or in the case of some students (Kindergarten for example) who scored in the 99th percentile, you will be asked for permission to designate your student as hicap in the 2018/2019 school year without further testing. Please look for these emails in your junk folder or other spam filters if you have not received it by Monday February 5th. If the hicap office does not receive a response in the next week, they will begin making phone calls to the parent of every student from which they have not yet received consent. The hicap office does not want any student to miss this opportunity.

If your student did not qualify for testing, you will receive your letter in the next few weeks. These letters will not contain individual scores, but if parents would like to know thier child’s score they may email hicap@nsd.org after February 26th or contact their child’s teacher after that time.