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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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    Application Process

    Applications for highly capable testing are now closed. We thank all families for considering our programs.

    Important dates

    To be considered for Highly Capable services, all families must direct apply during our open application window (September 19-October 20) to participate in our assessment cycle. 

    No applications will be accepted after this deadline. 

    Cognitive and academic assessments will take place between September 2022 through February 2023 for LWSD students. 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. 

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

    Visit Washington Administrative Code Chapter 392-170 and Revised Code of Washington Chapter 28A.185 for information on Washington state regulations for highly capable services. 

    Referral process

    Students are referred for Highly Capable services by parents, staff or community members by filling out an application form. To nominate your child, parents must apply for their student to be considered for highly capable services. Please contact the Accelerated Programs office at 425-936-1238 or QuestHiCapInfo@lwsd.org if you need a paper copy of the application or if you need an application in a language other than English. 

    Please note: Students must reside in the LWSD boundaries to apply for and participate in Highly Capable programs. 

    Quest and Choice Schools

    Application and notifications for entry into the separate Quest and Choice schools programs vary due to differences in the entry requirements for each program. As a result, families are notified of entry into Choice schools before they are notified of entry into Quest. In January, if you receive notification that you have been accepted into a choice school for 2023-24, you can accept that invitation. If you subsequently receive notification that your student has qualified for the Quest program, you will then need to decide whether you want to stay at the choice school or accept the spot in the Quest program. If you accept the spot in the Quest program, you will forfeit your spot at the choice school.

    Families must select between attending a Choice school or attending Full-time Quest or Middle School Quest. Students may not be served by both programs.

    Students may attend a Choice school and enter K5HC at their school site or Pull-out Quest at one of five school sites if they are notified of entry into both programs.