News

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

DECA logo

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.

Events

Twitter

    Withdrawal Prior to Graduation

    File: 3123

    The District strives to have all students graduate from high school prepared for college, the global workplace, and personal success. The District aims to provide the necessary supports and services to ensure each student understands his/her pathway to graduation. 

    In the event that a student, 16 or older is identified either by him or herself as a risk for school dropout, the school shall take the following action:  

    1. The student’s counselor will ensure a meeting with the student is held to discuss:  
      1. The reason for desiring to withdraw from school 
      2. The student’s future plans 
      3. The supports and services available at the school and community for the student  
    2. The counselor and the student's teachers shall meet to discuss: 
      1. The student's present status  
      2. Program modifications and/or options that will meet the student's present and future needs 
      3. Required modifications to an existing 504 plan or obtaining of a 504 plan. 
    3. The student, parent/guardian, counselor, and principal shall review all pertinent information and options available to the student and his/her parents/guardians. 

    District staff will make reasonable efforts to persuade the student to remain in school and complete graduation requirements. If unsuccessful, staff will attempt to find placement in an appropriate alternative educational setting.  

    Additionally, if District staff are not able to keep the student enrolled, the principal will determine if there is sufficient ground to excuse the student from continued compulsory attendance. The principal will recommend to the superintendent that the student be excused from further school attendance if there are sufficient grounds for excusal. 

    No student under the age of 18 will be permitted to withdraw unless he or she is lawfully and regularly employed and either a parent or guardian agrees that the student should not be required to attend school, or the student has been emancipated in accordance with Chapter 13.64 RCW.  No student under the age of 16 will be permitted to withdraw from further school attendance unless another exception to compulsory attendance has been met. 
     

    Adopted:
    09/01/19

    Revised:
    11/04/19

    LEGAL REFS.:
    RCW 28A.225.010  
    RCW 28A.225.020  

    CROSS REF.: