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LWHS capitol visit SB 5171

Students in Lake Washington High School’s AP US Government & Politics classes get first-hand experience in the legislative process. As part of the class, students crafted Senate Bill (SB) 5171, which bans gender-based price discrimination on similar products

Meritorious Budget Award

Award reflects District’s goal of fiscal responsibility

Redmond, Wash. – Lake Washington School District’s (LWSD’s) 2022-23 Budget has earned the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) Meritorious Budget Award (MBA). This award promotes and recognizes excellence in budget presentation in school districts. LWSD has received this award six years in a row. LWSD is the only district in the state of Washington to receive this award.

Last day of school remains Friday, June 23

Redmond, Wash. – Lake Washington School District (LWSD) has finalized plans to make up for the one day missed due to the November 30 snow day. The 2022-23 calendar has been modified to reflect this change:  

  • Tuesday, May 30: change from a non-school day to a full day for students

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    Appeal Process

    Highly Capable assessment criteria are applied equitably to all applicants. Appeals for reconsideration of students who have not met the eligibility criteria are reviewed by the Multidisciplinary Selection Committee after notification of screening results and after notification of the Multidisciplinary Selection Committee placement decision. 

    • Appeals must be based upon a specific criteria related to the screening/testing conditions, or to a misapplication or miscalculation of the scores. Appeals outside of this criteria will not be processed. Examples of the criteria are as follows:

      Examples of Appeals 

      (These are typically documented by the proctors) 

      Not Accepted for Appeals 


      A fire alarm went off during the test at my child's building.

      External factors such as lack of sleep, hunger, family stress, etc. are not considered. 
      There was a building-wide power outage that interferes with the testing process. Parent, community member, and classroom teacher recommendations are not considered per state law. 
      Computer student is testing on malfunctioned. Typical classroom activity and noise levels are to be expected during testing. An absolutely silent environment should not be expected. 
      An incorrect date of birth/grade/name is reported on the score report. Family/teacher/student expectations do not align with the student's scores.
        Student self-report of the testing experience does not align with the outcome (student says they don't think they missed any questions).
        Requesting recalculation of scores based only on the fact that the student scores did not meet thresholds.
        My child was ill at the time of testing.
        I was not informed of the exact day and time my child would be taking the HiCap assessments.
    • Appeals must be submitted to the Accelerated Programs Office through this link within 10 calendar days of notification of results.
    • The decision of the appeal from the Multi-Disciplinary Selection Committee (MSC) is final and will be emailed to appeal requestors. 
    • If you do not have access to a computer, please contact the Accelerated Programs office at 425-936-1238 or email QuestHiCapInfo@lwsd.org