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Juanita Elementary Affirmation Mirror

Strong kids begin with strong minds. That's why Jordan McClellion at Juanita Elementary is nurturing her students to see the best in themselves through the "affirmation mirror" station.

Redmond, Wash. - Lake Washington School District is planning three ballot measures for the February 8, 2022 election. The measures are a replacement of the existing Educational Programs and Operations (EP&O) levy, a replacement of the existing School Technology and Capital Levy, and a Building Excellence Capital levy. A recommendation was presented to the Board of Directors on October 4, and they formally approved the levies at their October 18 board meeting.

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    Accelerated Programs

    Teacher helping student on laptop in computer lab.

    The application for highly capable services is now closed.

    Video: LWSD Accelerated Programs

    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.

    Announcements for the 2021-2022 school year
    Eligibility infographics can be found below, as well as under the "Referral Process" tab. Cognitive and academic assessments will take place between October 4, 2021 through December 17, 2021 for LWSD students attending in-person school. Assessments will occur during the school day at your child's assigned school. Private/home school students will follow the same timeline, and assessments will take place either at the assigned LWSD school or LWSD Resource Center.  

    • Information on assessment timelines and for students attending Online School will be updated when available.
    • Updates for all applicants will be sent via email. 

    Students who meet the screening criteria will receive communication from the Accelerated Programs Department about next steps in the eligibility process.

    The district uses multiple objective criteria to identify students who are among the most highly capable. Private testing results are not accepted.


    Contact Accelerated Programs

    Phone: 425-936-1238
    Fax: 425-936-1325
    Department email: quest@lwsd.org
    Website: lwsd.org/HCP

    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

    Mailing address:
    Lake Washington School District
    Accelerated Programs Office
    P.O. Box 97039
    Redmond, WA 98073

    Location:
    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.