The district’s accelerated academic programs include the Quest-Highly Capable program for elementary and junior high students and Advanced Placement and Running Start for high school students.
Some elementary schools provide before and/or after school care programs. Nonprofit organizations also provide programs before and/or after school at some elementary school sites. Learn when and where these programs are available.
Translation services are available for parents who don't speak English. The district’s transitional bilingual instruction program is known as the English Language Learner program (ELL). The program is for students who have a primary language other than English and know little or no English. Students receive the support they need to learn English.
Information to help you prepare for high school, succeed in and graduate from high school, and ensure your readiness for life after graduation.
Students who are experiencing homelessness face many challenges. Learn more about how the district’s homeless services can assist and support students to continue to be academically successful.
Education for four-year-old children who reside within Lake Washington School District boundaries. Learn about eligibility, the application process and preschool services such as Ready Start and Head Start.
LWSD has other programs that support different groups of students. Summer school programs can help students catch up or improve in specific areas. Several different preschool programs serve our youngest students who qualify, and Traffic Safety Education is profided by commercial driving schools at our own high schools.
Your child’s safety is very important to us. Learn more about what to do in an emergency and what your student’s school will do.
Every school must provide a specific number of hours of instruction, by state law. The principal of each school has some flexibility in exactly which hours of the day school is in session. Check the school hours chart to see the exact hours your student's school is in session, including early dismissal on Wednesdays.
Some students with special needs qualify for an individualized special education program. Most students are served in their neighborhood school. Learn more about the district’s special education program as well as groups for parents of special needs students.
School registration takes place at your neighborhood school. Students can attend a different school in the district if space is available – learn more. Students from outside the district can also attend our schools, if space is available. Instructions for how to do each of these processes are available.
Student health is a partnership with parents. It starts with immunizations before school attendance. We also need to know what medications your child may need to take during school hours and any allergies or other life-threatening conditions he or she may have. To keep all children healthy, learn how to determine if your child is too sick for school.
Large scale standardized tests are one way to assess how well students in the district are learning. Learn about the Washington Assessment of Student Learning and other standardized tests. The district’s elementary school report card is explained in detail.
The district uses School Messenger, a parent notification system, to reach parents with routine and emergency messages. Learn when parents will get messages and how to change which phone or email they go to.
The Office of the Education Ombudsman (OEO) has created a dictionary of K-12 education terminology.