K-12 Programs




Our Highly Capable Programs provide support and increased challenges for students recognized as needing services beyond the normal learning environment to be successful. Students in our programs are identified as exhibiting significantly advanced cognitive ability, advanced levels of academic achievement, and/or unusual creative behavior. A learning environment with a quicker pace, complexity, and level of instruction helps them reach their fullest potential.

 



Our Highly Capable Programs provide support and increased challenges for students recognized as needing services beyond the normal learning environment to be successful. Students in our programs are identified as exhibiting significantly advanced cognitive ability, advanced levels of academic achievement, and/or unusual creative behavior. A learning environment with a quicker pace, complexity, and level of instruction helps them reach their fullest potential.

 

Challenge Program (Grades 1-6)

At the elementary level, identified students are served through a full-time, self-contained program housed at Terrace Park School.  The Challenge classrooms differentiate the strong, standards-based, regular Edmonds curriculum by providing an environment which allows students to identify and solve complex problems, explore concepts in greater depth and complexity, and to develop and create unique products. Using the National Association for Gifted Children Standards, the curriculum, instruction, and pacing is considerably more advanced and at a higher level than a regular classroom. 

Gifted Middle Program (Grades 7-8)

The Gifted Middle program is designed for students who are academically advanced or demonstrate high intellectual capability.  Successful candidates are often independent learners who thrive on progressively challenging opportunities, utilize advanced problem-solving and in-depth study. They thrive with presentation of curriculum matched to their demonstrated skills and capabilities. Identified students are served through a full-time, self-contained program housed at Brier Terrace Middle School. Using the National Association for Gifted Children Standards, the curriculum, instruction, and pacing is considerably more advanced and at a higher level than a regular classroom or an Honors program.

Highly Capable students are grouped in core classes.
English/Social Studies block
Science
Math by placement level
Physical Education, Lunch and electives with the rest of the general student body

 

High School Advanced Options (Grades 9-12)

High School students have many opportunities to choose from for their high school educational goals. Eighth grade students who took the CogAT test, qualified as gifted, and are attending the Gifted Middle Program will have the option to select one of the following programs of study.

·        Edmonds Woodway High School to take full-time Honors in grades 9-10 and to pursue the full-time IB Program Diploma in grades 11-12.

·         The STEM Magnet Program at Mountlake Terrace High School in grades 9-12.

·        Their neighborhood high school and take Honors in grades 9-10; Advanced Placement and/or College in the High School in grades 11-12.  Students will also be provided access to Running Start. Counselors will ensure placement and enrollment in these programs for qualified gifted students. Advanced Options.

 

Transportation

Challenge students that live outside of the Terrace Park School boundaries will be provided the opportunity to ride the bus from their neighborhood elementary school to Terrace Park and back again. These students will not be able to catch the school bus between their home and their neighborhood school in time to catch the bus to Terrace Park. It is the parent’s responsibility to get their student to the neighborhood school in time to catch the bus.

Gifted Middle School students that live outside of the Brier Terrace Middle School boundaries will be provided the opportunity to ride the bus from their neighborhood middle school to Brier Terrace and back again. These students will not be able to catch the regular school bus between their home and their neighborhood middle school in time to catch the bus to Brier Terrace. It is the parent’s responsibility to get their student to the neighborhood middle school in time to catch the bus.

High school students that choose to attend a high school outside of their service area will not be provided transportation.

Transportation details can be obtained from our Transportation Department, 425-431-7230.  

K-12 Highly Capable Program Specialist
425-431-7157

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