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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.

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    Instructional Program

    Policy type: Operational Expectations
    Policy code: OE-11

    The Superintendent shall maintain a program of instruction that offers challenging and relevant opportunities for all students to achieve at levels defined in the Board’s Results policies. 

    The Superintendent will:

    11.1    Assure that instructional programs are based on a comprehensive and objective review of effective practices research.

    11.2    Base instruction on district academic standards that meet or exceed state and/or national standards.

    11.3    Align curriculum with the standards.

    11.4    Effectively measure each student’s progress toward achieving or exceeding the standards.

    11.5    Assure that the instructional program includes opportunities for students to develop talents and interests in their specialized areas of interest. 

    11.6    Assure that the instructional program accommodates the different learning styles of students and differentiates instruction to meet the needs of students of various backgrounds and abilities.

    11.7    Ensure students, starting in elementary school and continuing throughout high school, have opportunities and experiences to actively explore options for their futures in ways that are relevant to them. 

    11.8    Encourage new and innovative programs, carefully monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of all such programs at least annually. 

    11.9    Assure that the instructional program includes a compelling and realistic vision of technology that specifies:

    1. Technology use in the learning environment; 
    2. Integration of technology into content areas across all grade levels;
    3. Integration of adaptive technology, as appropriate.

    11.10    Regularly evaluate and modify all instructional programs as necessary to assure their continuing effectiveness. 

    11.11    Adequately monitor and control student access to and utilization of electronically distributed content information.

    11.12    Protect the instructional time provided for students during the academic day.

    11.13    Review school attendance boundaries as needed to assure reasonable balance in student enrollment.

    11.14    Implement and ensure wide and timely distribution of a culturally-sensitive school district calendar that:

    1. Aligns with state requirements and negotiated contracts
    2. Provides reasonable flexibility for uncontrollable events and circumstances

    {formerly EL-7, Academic Program}
    Adopted:    
    07/07/03

    Revised:    
    11/15/04
    12/04/06
    01/22/07
    09.27.10
    11/19/12
    08/12/19 /Executive Limitations (EL) Policies changed to Operational Expectations (OE)

    Monitoring Method: Internal Report
    Monitoring Frequency: Annually

    Lake Washington School District Board of Directors

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