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More than 4,100 distinguished students recognized nationwide

Redmond, Wash. – The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced this week that one additional Lake Washington School District (LWSD) student will receive a National Merit College-Sponsored Scholarship:

Kevin Zhang, Nikola Tesla STEM High School - National Merit Purdue University Scholarship 

A group of freshman from Nikola Tesla STEM High School is helping kids with Cerebral Palsy move around a little easier. As part of their end of year project, this team partnered with a program by the name of Go Baby Go

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Dozens of LWSD students earned their way to the 2021 International Career Development Conference (ICDC), which was held virtually in late April and early May. Of that group, about 30 students competed as finalists and two students placed as high as third.

LWHS Science Labs

Why is slime stretchy? How do chickens flap their wings? 

With these questions in mind, two science classes at Lake Washington High School celebrated the last week of school by setting up lab experiments. The labs also gave students a chance to use the new equipment in two of the school’s 20 new classrooms.

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    Learning Assistance Program

    File: 2108

    Remediation Programs 

    The district, within its financial capacity, shall offer programs that are designed to meet the needs of educationally disadvantaged students. Eligible students may receive services from one of three special needs programs: special education, learning assistance (LAP) and Title 1 of the ECIA of 1981. 

    The district shall conduct a needs assessment and shall develop a plan for the use of LAP funds. Such a plan shall be determined in consultation with an advisory committee, including, but not limited to, parents of participants; teachers; principals; administrators; and school directors. The plan shall include: 

    1. How students shall be identified, 
    2. planned services and activities, 
    3. a plan for annual evaluation (performance objectives), and, 
    4. record-keeping procedure. 

    The plan shall be approved by the board prior to submission to the state. 

    In compliance with Chapter 1 regulations the district shall convene an annual public meeting for parents of children eligible for Chapter 1 assistance. At such meeting, parents shall be advised regarding: 

    1. The objectives of the program, 
    2. The teaching methods and materials that shall be used, 
    3. The methods that are used to measure progress that is made, 
    4. The methods that are used to report progress to students and their parents, 
    5. The availability of staff to confer with parents, and, 
    6. The role of parents in helping their children to achieve. 

    The superintendent is directed to identify eligible students and their special needs; design a program(s) that shall satisfy those needs by interfacing, when advantageous, Chapter 1 (ECIA), learning assistance (LAP), and special education services; monitor the progress of such programs; and provide assurances to state and federal agencies that such programs are in compliance with program requirements of each program with regard to conditions such as staff qualifications, staff-student ratios, student records, facilities and materials, financial accounting, reporting, and program and student evaluation. 

    Make Up Opportunities  

    Classroom tests, as well as the mid-year and final examinations, are considered teaching tools rather than ranking devices. Certain subject fields, especially those requiring problem solving as mathematics and some sciences (physics, chemistry), lend themselves to routine, regularly scheduled classroom tests; other may have tests related to completion of units of study. 

    Consistency in giving classroom tests necessarily depends upon an overall plan, preferably worked out by the individual teacher with the department chairman. Such a plan should be coordinated with the homework assignment plan and the overall learning approach should be known in its general outlines to each student. 

    Students who have missed classroom work and perhaps homework assignments due to excused absences of the usual type should make-up work shortly after return to class. It is properly done at the convenience of the teacher, and once scheduled takes precedence over all other activities in which the student may be involved. 

    All students are expected to make up all missed instruction. 
     

    Adopted:
    09/01/19

    LEGAL REFS.:
    RCW 28A.165  
    WAC 392-162  

    CROSS REF.: