All Lake Washington School District students have the right to public education. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Plyler vs. Doe (457 U.S. 202 (1982)) that undocumented children and young adults have the same right to attend public primary and secondary schools as do U.S. citizens and permanent residents. Lake Washington does not ask for or collect immigration status information.
Learning and innovation go hand in hand. The arrogance of success is to think that what you did yesterday will be sufficient for tomorrow.
- William Pollard, famous physicist, professor and priest
Helping all students to learn, grow, and achieve at high levels takes creativity and resources. Amazing things are happening for students in Lake Washington schools! The district seeks to recognize, celebrate, support and reward innovation at all schools. This effort is connected to our strategic goal to provide safe and innovative learning environments.
As we strive to accomplish our vision of Every Student Future Ready, we continue to explore innovative strategies and programs to:
- Increase student engagement
- Increase student achievement
- Provide students with additional challenge and rigor
- Close achievement and opportunity gaps
Through partnerships with Lake Washington Schools Foundation and other community partnerships, we have established a District Innovation Program and Fund. It makes grant money available to schools to implement innovative ideas. We celebrate and recognize innovative programs in our schools.