Parents or legal guardians have the right to appeal the Multi-Disciplinary Selection Committee’s decision. Individuals appealing the selection committee’s decision must submit a completed appeals form or letter requesting review of selection/placement decision. The written request must include reasons for the appeal and provide additional evidence of significantly advanced cognitive or academic levels and/or outstanding intellectual or academic abilities to support reconsideration. The appeal request and supporting evidence must be submitted to the district’s administrator responsible for the Highly Capable Program within 7 school days of the Multi-Disciplinary Selection Committee’s decision notification. The district’s Multi-Disciplinary Selection Committee will review the student’s file, assessment profile data, and additional evidence provided in the request appeal. The decision of the committee may include - upholding the original decision or reversing the decision of the Multi-Disciplinary Selection Committee, reversing the decision of the Multidisciplinary Selection Committee, or request for additional information/data.

A decision will be made within 10 school days after receipt of written request for reconsideration. The parent/legal guardian will be notified of the decision in writing. The decision of the Multi-Disciplinary Committee is final.