Changes Coming for Aberdeen’s Highly Capable Kids Program

ABERDEEN, Wash. – Aberdeen School District may be restructuring it’s highly capable program for gifted students. School Superintendent Dr Tom Opstad presented alternatives to the School Board this week, a full copy of the presentation can be viewed at, with a link to a survey requesting parent’s input on proposed changes, such as shifting from a 1-day-a-week program currently taught at Robert Gray, to a more ongoing program in each elementary building. Opstad’s proposal also seeks to expand the availability to 12th grade instead of 6th where the program stops currently.