Welcome to the 2021-22 school year! Watch this video to see Clara Barton Elementary School students and staff share their excitement on this special day.
The online application for Highly Capable Services is now available and will close at 4:00 p.m. on October 1, 2021.
Students may be referred by parents or other individuals, including teachers, other staff, or a member of the community. All LWSD students in first grade will be screened in the fall so referrals for students in that grade will not be accepted. Referrals can be made for students in all other grades K-7 during the application window.
Individuals making a referral must use the District-provided online referral form. Please submit only one referral per student. The District’s referral process may include screening procedures as allowed by state statute.
Lake Washington School District provides accelerated academic programs for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. These programs are designed to meet the learning styles and needs of students with exceptional intellectual, academic, and creative abilities.
- Early Entrance to Kindergarten
- Kindergarten Highly Capable Services
- K5HC - Grades K-5
- First - Fifth Grade Highly Capable Services
- K5HC - Grades K-5
- Pull-out Quest - Grades 2-5
- Full-time Quest - Grades 2-5
- Middle School Highly Capable Services
- Middle School Quest - Grades 6-8
- High School Highly Capable Services
- Running Start
- College in the High School
- Honors Classes
- Advanced Placement
Accelerated Programs Staff
Becky Kadrmas, Director
Laura Morgan, Administrative Supervisor
Amanda Olson, Administrative Professional
Jennifer Muller, Administrative Professional
Britt Galen, Accelerated Programs Psychologist
Crystal Batlle, Instructional Specialist
Erin Fleshman, Instructional Specialist
Ryan Smith: Instructional Specialist
Lake Washington School District
Accelerated Programs Office
P.O. Box 97039
Redmond, WA 98073
Lake Washington School District Resource Center
16250 N.E. 74th Street
Redmond, WA 98052
For a complete list of Accelerated Programs staff, please visit the Highly Capable Programs Staff Directory.
Gifted Education Advisory Council (GEAC)
Gifted Education Advisory Council is a parent-led committee that supports the gifted education program in Lake Washington School District.