In accordance with the philosophy to develop the special abilities of each student, the district shall offer appropriate instructional programs to meet the needs of exceptionally gifted and talented students of school age. The framework for such programs shall encompass, but not be limited to, the following objectives:
A. Expansion of academic attainments and intellectual skills;
B. Stimulation of intellectual curiosity, independence and responsibility;
C. Development of a positive attitude toward self and others; and
D. Development of originality and creativity.
Highly capable students are those who perform or show potential for performing at significantly advanced academic levels when compared with others of their age, experiences, or environments. Outstanding abilities are seen within students’ general intellectual aptitudes, specific academic abilities, and/or creative productivities within a specific domain. These students are present not only in the general populace, but are present within all protected classes. (WAC 392.170.080)