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Elementary Quest Highly Capable Program Services
For highly capable students in grades 2 - 5

Highly capable students are placed in one of two different Quest programs, based on their assessments. The full-time program places students in a Quest classroom full-time, five days a week, while the enrichment pull-out program enables students to attend a Quest pull-out classroom one day a week.

Full-time Quest highly capable services
The Full-time program provides our most highly capable students the opportunity to engage in rigorous, challenging, integrated and enriched curriculum with their academic peers. The program is designed to meet the needs of students who have been identified as having exceptional cognitive and academic ability by accelerating and enriching the district curriculum. Students are enrolled in a self-contained classroom all day, five days a week. Full-time Quest classes are multi-aged with a 2nd / 3rd grade or 4th / 5th grade grouping of students. The learning pace is faster than in the regular education program; students are expected to perform work that exceeds grade level standards by at least one grade level. In addition to the accelerated district curriculum, the Full-time Quest program emphasizes advanced academic thinking skills and strategies, strong communication and collaboration skills and an increased awareness of local and global citizenship.

Full-time Quest programs are currently located at:

  • Alcott Elementary, Redmond
  • Blackwell Elementary, Sammamish
  • Franklin Elementary, Kirkland
  • Redmond Elementary, Redmond
  • Smith Elementary, Sammamish
  • Thoreau Elementary, Kirkland
The district assigns a student to attend a full-time Quest school based on his/her home address. School assignment is subject to change. For more information Quest placement, visit the Quest Feeder Pattern page.
 
District transportation is available for elementary students from the neighborhood home school to and from the Quest school site. Parents / guardians are responsible for arranging transportation to and from the neighborhood home school. For more information, view the Quest bus schedules.
 
Enrichment pull-out Quest highly capable services
The Pull-out program provides highly capable students the opportunity to engage in challenging, integrated and enriched project-based learning with their academic peers. The program is designed to meet the needs of students who have been identified as having exceptional cognitive and academic ability by enriching their elementary curriculum. Students attend their home school four days a week and the Pull-out classroom one day a week.
 
The Enrichment Pull-out program focuses on project based learning with an emphasis on integrated social studies and science themes. Projects focus on literacy and math using higher level thinking skills, in-depth learning, collaboration and cooperation and presentation skills.
 
Pull-out Quest programs are currently located at:
  • Blackwell Elementary, Sammamish
  • Franklin Elementary, Kirkland
  • Thoreau Elementary, Kirkland

The district assigns a student to attend a Pull-out Quest school based on his/her home school. School assignment is subject to change. For more information on Quest school placement, visit Quest Feeder Pattern.

Fee-based transportation is available for Pull-out Quest students from the neighborhood home school to and from the Quest school site. Parents/guardians are responsible for arranging transportation to and from the neighborhood home school. For more information on Quest bus schedules, visit Quest Bus Schedules.

For additional information on the Pull-out Quest program, visit

Information on the selection process for current 2nd - 4th grade students

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