First day of preschool 2020

Building updated as part of 2016 bond passed by voters

Redmond, Wash. – Staff cheered Monday, September 14, as the first preschool student walked confidently into the Early Learning Center at Old Redmond Schoolhouse. It is the first time in more than 20 years that Lake Washington School District (LWSD) has held classes in the building. 


Ben Rush Green Team

Three schools in Lake Washington School District were named 2020 Sustaining Green Schools by King County Green Schools in June. Environmental & Adventure School (EAS) qualified for the recognition for the first time this year. The shared campus of Carl Sandburg Elementary and Discovery Community School have earned the recognition for five consecutive years.



    High School Highly Capable Program Services

    High school girls writing during an AP class.

    AP Registration Update


    If you have not done so, you need to first log into AP Central/CollegeBoard and register for the AP exams you anticipate taking in the spring. Remember, there is not a cancellation fee this year if you change your mind!

    Payment (due by October 30)

    Please pay online at between October 1-30, 2020. Your printed receipt is your payment confirmation. 

    If you need help with online payments, need other options, or financial assistance please contact your high school bookkeeper.

    High School Bookkeepers

    • EHS – Karen Guinasso, 425-936-1504
    • ICS – Sue Austin, 425-936-2380
    • JHS – Lynn Grager, 425-936-1617
    • LWHS – Kendria Zard, 425-936-1719
    • RHS – Teresa Lewis, 425-936-1829
    • Tesla STEM – Lauren Ferguson, 425-936-2770

    Exam Dates

    The 2020-21 AP Exam administration will be given from May 3-14, 2021. Makeup test dates will from May 18-21, 2021. Each AP subject exam will be taken at the same day and time worldwide. The detailed schedule can be found here.

    Lake Washington School District Fees for May 2021 AP Exams are as follows:

    Type Description Cost per Exam
    On-time order Exam ordered and paid for between September 1, 2020 and October 30, 2020 (College Board charges $94 per exam and LWSD adds a $2 charge per exam to cover administration costs)     $96
    Late order        Exam ordered between February 1 and February 19, 2021 (College Board adds a $40 per exam late fee and LWSD adds a $10 per exam late fee)  $146
    Unused/Canceled exam CollegeBoard has waived all cancellation fees for AP Exams for the 2020-21 school year  $0 cancellation fee

    Important Notes:

    1. Late order fees do not apply to AP courses that are single semester AP courses offered in the second semester.  
    2. Late fees ($50 per exam for exams ordered after October 30, 2020) apply to all students including students who qualify for reduced fee exams.



    Contact Accelerated Programs

    Phone: 425-936-1238
    Fax: 425-936-1325
    Department email:

    Accelerated Programs Staff
    Becky Kadrmas, Director
    Janette Cimburek, Administrative Supervisor
    Amanda Olson, Administrative Professional
    Jennifer Rusch, Administrative Professional
    Britt Galen, Accelerated Programs Psychologist
    Crystal Batlle, Instructional Specialist

    Mailing address:
    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.