At HyCap Academy, we believe that becoming highly capable is an aspiration. It comes through hard work and taking on difficult challenges. We are proud to offer programs to students aspiring to be highly capable in Federal Way.
Highly Capable – a Life-Long Aspiration
At HyCap Academy, we believe that becoming highly capable is a
life-long aspiration requiring focused, hard work. However, hard work
does not have to be dull and tedious. Hard work can be inspiring and
challenging. It can kindle life-long passions, careers, and hobbies.
At HyCap, we are focused on interactive curriculum that challenges
students and keeps them motivated to learn more.
Social Aspects of Learning Together
At HyCap Academy, we absolutely believe that there is a social aspect
of learning and achieving. Students learn best when they receive
instruction and are also able to help those around them and teach the
material. When they try something new, they are eager to show others –
whether teachers, parents, or peers. They are energized by positive
reinforcement and develop a desire to try harder. Doing online courses
alone at home does not provide this very important social interaction in
learning. HyCap Academy is a community where driven students can help
inspire each other, and show each other what is possible.
Learning to Take Risks
At HyCap Academy, we encourage students to participate in tournaments and competitions. There is value in teaching students to take risks and not be afraid of failing. Trying hard things means taking risks. The best thing we can teach our students is how to handle set backs and try again. Some of the most gifted and capable children are very reluctant to try anything where they may fail because they are accustomed to being the best. Eventually, when they start experiencing setbacks, they withdraw from the activity. HyCap is a safe environment that encourages taking risks, experimenting, and challenging oneself. At HyCap, we believe these copings skills in taking positive risks will allow them to have more opportunities in life to do great things.
If our mission resonates with you, please sign up for a class and see if our community is a good fit for your family.
Other Resources for Highly Capable in Federal Way
You may consider also working with the Federal Way School District to see what programs are available for your student in their Highly Capable program.