Welcome to Branches! I am so excited to be teaching the Branches Class at Blakely Elementary. Please check out the links below to find out more information about me and extra resources for each grade. 

2023-2024 Referral Windows for Highly Capable Programming
Highly Capable Referral Windows:
There are two times each school year when students may be referred for possible entry into our district’s Highly Capable program. 

Fall Window, in October:
* For students new to our district (entering after April 1st, 2023)
* The referral window is open for two weeks from September 29th - October 13th.
* Parent/guardian or teacher can refer newly enrolled students in grades 1-12.
* Kindergarten students will have a referral window in February.

Spring Window, in February:
* All 2nd and 5th graders will be considered for HC in this round; no referral is necessary.
* Also, students in grades K-11 may be referred by parents/guardians or teachers if they were not new in the Fall.
* The referral window is open for two weeks in February. (Dates not yet determined)