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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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    Procedure Highly Capable Programs

    File: 2190P

    Gifted and Talented Programs 
    The following procedures shall be employed to nominate, assess and select students to participate in the program: 

    Nomination 
    Parents shall be sent a checklist to use in determining if they should recommend their child for consideration in the program. Interested parents may nominate their child to the program. 

    Teachers shall complete Observation Guide for Teachers in order to identify the students who should be nominated for the program. The teacher should complete the Scale for Rating Behavioral Characteristics of Superior Students for the three top students as identified on the Observation Guide for Teachers. Those students with their relative scores shall provide a basis for ranking the teacher nominees. Results should be recorded on the Student Data Sheet. 

    Assessment 
    Assessment data for students, who have been nominated by parents or teachers, shall be compiled. Nominees shall be assessed for academic aptitude through use of the Cognitive Abilities Test. The score shall be posted on the Student Data Sheet. Achievement test results shall be recorded in the appropriate space. 

    Performance shall also serve to assess the relative strengths in terms of mathematics and reading. 

    Selection 
    A multi-disciplinary selection team composed of a district administrator, psychologist or other individual who can interpret cognitive and achievement test results, and a teacher shall review data that has been collected for each of the nominated students. They shall select those students who would receive the most benefit from participating in the program. The following steps are: 

    1. Notify parents of students who have been selected, 
    2. Schedule a meeting of all such parents, 
    3. Solicit a signed Letter of Understanding from each parent who desires to enroll his/her child in the program. 

     

    Adopted:
    09/01/19

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