Lake Washington School District jointly with Lake Washington Education Association are excited to release pertinent details for the second through fifth grades elementary learning model transition to in-person or continued remote learning services. We happily welcomed kindergarten and first grade on February 18. Dr. Jon Holmen, Superintendent stated, “We appreciate the partnership with all stakeholders to successfully transition our Kindergarten and First grade students to their new learning models. We are grateful to be able to provide both in-person and remote learning services for our students.” Dr. Holmen went on to say, “As a District we continue to be committed to the highest of health and safety standards for our students and staff.”

Scholastic Art & Writing Award logo

Lake Washington School District (LWSD) students have always excelled in art and writing, and this year is no different. Thirty-five LWSD students were recognized during this year’s Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Between all the LWSD schools that participated, students earned 10 gold keys, 19 silver keys and 33 honorable mentions.



    High School Highly Capable Program Services

    High school girls writing during an AP class.

    AP Late/Second Semester Registration Update

    Late and second semester class registration will be available for Advanced Placement examinations on February 8 through February 26, 2021. For information related to registering for any Advanced Placement examinations please contact your high school AP Coordinator who will give you a join code for the section you wish to join. The coordinator will also be able to give you contact information for your school bookkeeper regarding payment, please see below for the fees. The deadline for payment is 4:00 p.m. February 26, 2021.

    High School AP Coordinators 

    Exam Dates
    The 2020-2021 AP Exam administrations will be administered in May, 2021. The exact dates and times will be announced in February.
    For more information please check this link.

    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.