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



    Eligibility Criteria

    Student Identification Process for LWSD Highly Capable Services  

    Please note that Fastbridge Winter assessment and scores have been removed from the eligibility matrix and testing process.

    Based on state guidelines for identifying highly capable students, Lake Washington School District uses multiple criteria to determine placement. Applicants must: 

    • Be current enrolled students of Lake Washington School District  
    • Demonstrate high cognitive ability and high academic achievement in both literacy and math  
    • Go through the District’s highly capable assessment process for selection (Private testing outside of the school district cannot be used to substitute for Lake Washington School District testing)  
    • Complete the online application and comply with all requests for permission for assessment and placement  

    Student Identification Criteria for LWSD Highly Capable Services  

    Eligibility is determined by a student’s body of evidence and criteria differs for each program. The qualifications from last year have been updated to reflect more inclusive practices. Criteria may be updated on an annual basis.  

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

    Information about the identification criteria for LWSD’s Highly Capable Services can be found on the Accelerated Programs website by clicking the Placement tab below.