Letters regarding student selection for Highly Capable were sent to families via email on Wednesday, March 22. If you did not receive yours, please contact Spencer Glushak at (206) 393- 4771.
Recording of Parent Meeting to Learn About HiCap Changes
The Shoreline School Board voted on Monday, March 20, regarding how Highly Capable services will be provided next school year. We held some community meetings recently to provide parents and staff with more information and an opportunity to ask questions about the new options for Highly Capable Services.
A recording of the parent meeting that was held on March 30 is posted below.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or (206) 393-4771.
Director of Assessment and Student Learning
An Evening for Parents on Gifted Education with Dr. Nancy Hertzog
Shorline Public Schools is pleased to be co-sponsoring with the Shoreline HiCap Advocay Group an informative presentation by one of the top experts on gifted education in the northwest. Note: A limited number of childcare spots are available on an RSVP first come first serve basis. If you are interested in childcare, please email email@example.com with your name, the number of children, and their names and ages.
You can download a flyer for the event here.
Parent Meeting Materials
On March 30 we held a parent meeting to discuss the changes to the Shoreline Highly Capable program. The slide show from that meeting is available here.
If you have questions about our Highly Capable services and how students are identified, click here for the "Guide To The Shoreline Public Schools Highly Capable Program."
Questions and Answers for Parents
A list of Frequently Asked Questions is available through the link on the left of this page. It will be updated as new questions are asked. You can submit your own questions from the site.
Improvements to Highly Capable Services Starting in 2017-2018
Shoreline is making changes to our services for Highly Capable students starting in the fall of 2017, based on new state guidelines. The School Board voted on March 20, 2017 to implement these changes. You can see the presentation to the Board here.
1. Starting in the 2017-18 school year, the district will serve students who qualify in either math or English language arts or both areas. In the past we have only served students who have qualified in both areas.
2. All qualified students will receive HiCap services, even if the families choose for their student to stay at their home school. In the past we have only provided services at Meridian Park and Ridgecrest.
3. The magnet programs at Meridian Park and Ridgecrest will continue to serve current students and students identified in both language arts and math.
Please contact our office if you have any questions. We have also created a Frequently Asked Questions page on our website. We wll be updating that as we have new information. You can find that site here.
HIGHLY CAPABLE PROGRAM OFFICE
Shoreline Public Schools
Director of Assessment & Student Learning
18560 1st Ave NE
Shoreline, WA 98155
Specialist, Highly Capable & Assessment
Shoreline HiCap Advocacy Group
State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instructional Services – Highly Capable
Washington Association for Gifted Children
National Association for Gifted Children
The Robinson Center for Young Scholars at the University of Washington
SENG – Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted
Highly Capable Program
Shoreline’s Elementary Highly Capable (HiCap) Program provides an enriched and accelerated educational experience designed to meet the needs of gifted and talented students. The HiCap Program is a challenging self-contained academic setting, where students learn with depth and increased levels of complexity, in an environment with intellectual and interest group peers. The advanced pace of the curriculum allows for students to spend more time on projects and in-depth assignments, both as individuals and as members of cooperative learning groups.
Parent Presentation on Highly Capable Children
On October 3, 2016, the Shoreline HiCap Advocacy Group held an informative session by Austina De Bonte for any parent or educator interested in student giftedness. The presentation was entitled What Parents & Educators Need to Know About Smart Kids.
You can find a slide show of her presentation at: