Parents and children who have been identified as Highly Capable and are eligible to receive HiCap Services and want to learn more about the Kindergarten Highly Capable Program are invited to an Open House at Meridian Park Elementary. We will meet in the foyer of the main entrance of the Meridian Park Elementary campus. The Open House will include meeting the teacher(s) & principal, visiting HiCap classroom(s), and a school tour. We hope to answer all of your questions. Parents and children are invited.
--> Time: 2:00 p.m - 3:00 p.m
--> Location: Meridian Park Elementary
(17077 Meridian Ave N, Shoreline, WA 98133)
--> Date: January 25th, 2017
We hope to see you and your child there! If you have questions about the Open House, please call Spencer 206-393-4771
Planning for Improvement of Highly Capable Services
Shoreline is currently studying how to improve our services for Highly Capable students starting in the fall of 2017, based on new state guidelines.
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.
With this in mind, a district-wide HiCap Review Committee, which includes teachers, parents, principals, teacher union leadership, and district staff, has studied service models has forwarded recommendations for the Superintendent to consider.
Timelne for Proposed HiCap Changes
Februrary 28, 2017 - Recommendations reviewed by Superintendent and her admistrative team
March 6, 2017 - Recommendations presented to the School Board for consideration
March 20, 2017 - Board decision on recommendations
As soon as we have a final decsion, the district will communicate with families and school staff. We will then work with teachers on providing service under the new program design.
Please note that all students who are currently in HiCap will continue to receive services. The changes we make will be to expand services and make them easier for families to access; no student will receive less service.
Please contact our office if you have any questions.
HiCap Program Office
Shoreline School District Instruction Department
18560 1st Ave NE
Shoreline, WA 98155
Specialist, Highly Capable & Assessment
Program and Identification
Director of Assessment & Student Learning
Shoreline HiCap Advocacy Group
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.
Shoreline HiCap Advocacy Group
The Shoreline HiCap Advocacy Group was formed in 2016 by parents to promote awareness of the needs of our highly capable learners.
You can find their mission statement here: S.H.A.G. Mission Statement
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: