Quest Program for Highly Capable
Please contact the Quest office
if you have further questions or need additional information
5455 SE Converse Road
Port Orchard, WA 98367
Telephone: 360.443.3099 Fax: 360.443.3109
Selection Phases and Tools
Our regular selection process for the following year's classes takes place in the spring.
Only students new to the district will be considered during our fall selection process.
SCREENING AND NOMINATIONS: All second grade students in the district will be administered a CogAT screener in their regular classrooms during the month of February. Students who perform above average on the screener as well as 3-8th graders who are nominated, will complete the first phase of testing.
Phase 1: Group cognitive abilities testing- Verbal/Non-verbal/Quantitative -
This phase is used to determine general ability of students to grasp
abstract concepts in advance of their
Phase 3: (Grades 2-8) State and district assessments and teacher rating scales evaluated.
The appeals process begins when a student and or parent is not satisfied with the decision of the selection team. Every attempt will be made to reach a resolution at the lowest level of the process.
1. Conference with Quest staff-review scores
2. Written appeal to the Director of Special Programs
3. Conference with Deputy Superintendent
All notifications will be done by mail.
Spring 2014 Selection Schedule
Click here for parent nomination information.
PLEASE NOTE: If a student has special testing needs, it is the responsibility of the individual who has nominated that student to notify the Quest staff.
Fall Quest selection process
Open only to students who are identified as gifted from another district and are new to SKSD.
Placement is made based on available openings
August – October 1st
Students new to the district need to provide records of comparable testing from their previous districts, if this information is available.
Last Modified on May 19, 2014