Highly Capable Program - Middle & High School

  • In the middle and high schools, highly capable students have a wide variety of challenging courses open to them. Therefore we do not have specific classes just for these students. The counselors at their schools monitor the progress of the highly capable students on a regular basis paying attention to which classes they are taking and their progress. The goal is to assure that they are taking advantage of the challenging work for which we know they are capable. Students applying for college can indicate on their applications that they participated in a highly capable program. This could help their application to stand out from others.

    Middle School Course Options:

    Students in Grades 7 - 8 may opt to participate in one or more Honors classes, in addition to accelerated Math courses (Algebra 1 and Geometry). Our middle school Honors classes include Honors Social Studies and Advanced English. Because students can choose to take a few or several Honors classes, these opportunities can be individualized to meet each student's unique strengths. Honors courses offer students the opportunity to learn concepts at higher levels of depth and at a faster pace.

    High School Course Options:

    Honors, Advanced Placement (AP), and University of Washington Credit Courses

    At the high school level, both Shorewood and Shorecrest offer Honors classes in addition to opportunities for students to take Advanced Placement and UW college credit courses in the high school. Shoreline offers the following AP courses: AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Economics Micro/Macro, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP French, AP Music Theory, AP Physics, AP Psychology, AP Spanish, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art, AP US History, and AP World History.

    In addition, Shoreline offers UWHS Pre-Calculus / UW Math, UW Japanese 113, and UW Japanese 211. Because they are taught at college levels, these courses are all accelerated and enhanced for students. In addition, since we offer a breadth of courses in multiple departments, this gives students the chance to find challenging courses according to their own unique needs and capabilities.

    High school juniors and seniors are eligible for Running Start at Shorewood & Shorecrest. Running Start students take community college classes tuition free and earn credits at the high school and college simultaneously.